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Old 10-20-2020, 01:59 PM
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Using the latest version of Word, I am trying to format a 28 page programme of events document as a booklet.



20 of the pages will be an identical layout but with different information added.

I have been trying for a couple of days now using tables but the formatting is all over the place.

Having set up a template table, please see the attached image, I copy and paste the table into my document.

However, sometimes I cannot see the top cell with the date in. That one cell actually goes behind the top cell of the table on the previous page!

Also, sometimes I cannot position the table because "position" is greyed out in table properties.

And again, only sometimes, the table is well over to the right and cannot be moved any way I try. I have to delete it and try again.

My question is, are tables the answer? Or am I going about this completely the wrong way and if so what is the alternative?

If this is the right way to do it, what am I doing wrong to make it so difficult to place 20 tables (20 pages) into my document so they all have the same dimensions and each table is positioned in exactly the same place on each page.



Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Rob
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Old 10-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Charles Kenyon Charles Kenyon is offline Using tables to format pages Windows 10 Using tables to format pages Office 2019
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Why not simply set up your page format to produce the size you want and use text.
You can use Heading styles, in particular Heading 1 and set it to have a page break before.
Your can have a table border if you need a border.
If you need other items on all pages, they can be in your header.

I'm a big fan of using tables for many purposes, but not for everything. Why do you think you need to use a table?
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Many thanks for your reply, Charles.

I suppose I think I need tables because of the layout of the booklet.

I have uploaded attachments showing the page but I cannot see them anywhere.

Are you able to look at them?.

20 of the pages will have identical layouts with just the text changing.

Thanks

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Unlike Publisher, Word is not a page layout program.

You could set this up as an AutoText entry with Page Break Before formatting for the first paragraph in the entry, it would then create a new page each time used. Lock the size of the cells.

If this is to be filled in using Word rather than by hand, use Content Controls where you want people to type.
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Thanks Charles

The page is one of 20 or so that form our annual programme of planned events, one page per event. I will complete each page with all details before getting the booklet printed. It is then sent out as a book with punched holes to fit in a binder.

There are other pages, cover, calendar, information, plain text etc but it is formatting each event page that is causing me problems.

Having followed your links I understand a little more about tables now and will give it a good go.

Thanks again.

Rob
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