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Solo Tip Tuesday: Repeating Heading Rows in Word Tables

by Reba Nance on February 26, 2013

In a Word table, the heading (or header) row is the first row in the table — the one that usually describes what each column contains. Without a heading row, readers can’t tell what the information in a table is or means. Making sure that the heading row appears on a new page if the table breaks across pages is absolutely essential. Here’s how to create a header row that shows up even if the table continues on to multiple pages.

First, create the table:

  • Click on Insert (on ribbon at top)
  • Click on Table
  • Click on Insert Table
  • Choose the number of columns, number of rows, etc.

Next, type the table:

  • Type your table
  • Then go back up to the top row, where you’ve typed the text that you want to be the header row
  • Highlight the top row going across
  • Then click on Layout (on the ribbon at the top of the page – all the way to the right-hand side)
  • Click on Repeat Header Rows

That’s all there is to it!

You can see this tip and others, on topics ranging from Outlook and Word help to App reviews and online tools, all here.

Longtime readers of the Colorado Bar Association’s C-Brief, its weekly eNewsletter, know each week there is a tip from Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance. Those tips are moving beyond the newsletter and now have a permanent home within the Practice Management section of CBA’s website. We’ll share some of the best tips each week here as Solo Tip Tuesday.

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