Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Deleting a Table
You’ll find settings for both options on the Row tab of the Table Properties dialog box,
shown earlier in Figure 8-9.
INSIDE OUT Insert a paragraph at the top of a page
In a document that begins with a table, if you press Ctrl+Home to go to the beginning
of the document and then begin typing, your text goes into the first cell, not in a new
paragraph. Solving this problem requires creative use of Split Table, a tool in the Merge
group on the Layout tab. As you might guess, that tool splits a table into two tables,
with an empty paragraph separating them.
To insert an empty paragraph before the table, place the insertion point in the table’s
first row, and then click Split Table. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut for
Split Table, Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Deleting a Table
If you select one or more cells in a table—or even the entire table—and press the Delete
key, Word deletes the contents of the selected cells, but leaves the table grid intact.
Depending on what you’re trying to do, you might consider this to be a feature; after all, it
makes it easy to clear the contents of a table or form so that you can reuse it.
If you’re intent on removing the table as well as its contents, you have three options:
● On the Layout tab under Table Tools, click Delete (in the Rows & Columns group),
● Select all cells in the table and then cut the selection to the Clipboard. (Note that
doing so replaces the current Clipboard content.)
● Extend the selection so that it includes the table and at least one character outside
the table, and then press Delete.
Inserting References to Other Parts of a Document
Cross-references are a common part of many document types, including legal documents
(which often refer to other sections by paragraph number) and books like this one (which
includes numerous page number references to other sections of the book).