webs divine: design notes

Just like most web designers, we learn something new every day. Some of the insights are fairly simple, while others are more complicated. As we go along, WEBS DIVINE plans to share our tricks, hints and tips in Design Notes.


Last year, I put together a large spreadsheet using tables in Microsoft Word 2007. There were no sums involved, but rather a quick-glance cluster of information that went on for about six pages in small font. As much as I've worked with tables over time, I'd never learned how to repeat a table heading on subsequent pages (that is, column headings that repeat on every page so you don't have to keep referring to the first page for information).

The process is as easy as 1-2-3:

Select the heading row or rows. The selection must include the first row of the table.

Click the LAYOUT tab. Under TABLE TOOLS in the DATA group, click "Repeat Header Rows."

It's that simple. Sometimes the repeated table headings are visible only in Print Layout view or when actually printed, but I was able to see mine as I continued to work in the document.

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