Repeat a table heading on subsequent pages

When you work with a very long table, it will be divided into several pages. You can make adjustments to the table so that the table headings appear on each page.

Repeated table headings are visible only in Print Layout view or when you print the document.

  1. Select the heading row or rows that you want to repeat on each page. The selection must include the first row of the table.

  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Data group, click Repeat Header Rows.

  3. In the table, right-click the row that you want to repeat, and then click Table Properties.

  4. In the Table Properties dialog box, on the Row tab, select the Repeat as header row at the top of each page check box.


  • If you change a table heading on the first page, the heading changes on all other pages also. You can only modify the table heading on the first page—the header rows on subsequent pages are locked.

  • Although Word automatically repeats table headings on new pages that result from automatic page breaks, it does not repeat a heading if you insert a manual page break within a table.

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