For whatever reason, where the normal option fails to work this button some how fixes the table and makes the header row repeat across pages. I wonder how in my case the word wrap came to not be selected as none. It worked great. Another Microsoft wonder! Clearing this allowed the header row to repeat, Thank you so much for this tip, it worked for me – I had been going around in circles :). I realised the entire table was selected to repeat header rows, instead of just the header row. You should only use a table when it's necessary to convey relationships between pieces of data, and not for layout purposes. wow! Yes, it sounds like there is more than one table, which appear to be merged but actually aren’t merged at all. This was the only thing that worked! I was struggling invain to repeat the header on subsequent pages in a Word doc. Than you so much. You may add rows to the top table by going to the end of the selection and pressing tab. Thanks!! Done. Yours was the only solution for my problem. When I click on the table handle, it selects only the first 2 rows, as though that was the whole table. There’s a ‘return on investment’ tipping point where it’s quicker and easier and less stressful to re-create than to continue to pursue dark alleyways in the hope of finding an answer. You’re my hero!!!! ur post still helping people like me. Another thankyou, like others I wasted time trying to fix this. Although Word automatically repeats table headers on new pages that result from automatic page breaks, it does not repeat a header if you insert a manual page break within a table. * split the table at various points to see what happens, then remove the empty spare paragraph created when you split the table to see if you can get it back together as one table. Oh Well! Great job well done. Thank you so much for the help :). Should have checked this out earlier :), Thank you so much you are a genius. Word allows for repeating rows to act as headers, but Craig would like to have headers on pages after the first page have the word "Continued" or some other indication in the table name. Thank you for the post, I had been struggling with this problem in one of my documents recently. I’m glad I googled this problem. If the check box is not selected, select the check box to create a header row for the table. Doesnt work for my table. Thank you!!!! Thanks a lot for commenting this…, Thank you! Fixed the problem straightaway, I would never have worked this out. A new one on me. The text wrapping solution worked for me, THANKYOU. such a great help. THANK YOU! I will pass the word. Thanks! Turning the wrapped text option didn’t work for me until I figured out that the row “I” was calling the “header row”, because it was the one with my labels so the one I wanted to repeat, was not the header row that the “program” counted as the header row. Select the table header rows you want to repeat, click Layout under Table Tools group, click Repeat Header Rows. We struggled for a half hour, then I decided to google this query, and hey presto! Figuring the problem must reside in the section properties, I (1) cut the section content, (2) deleted all surrounding section breaks, (3) re-inserted new section breaks and formatting, then pasted the content back into the new section. What a weird thing to cause repeat header not work. Works (for me at least) when this solution doesn’t help (probably some other problem -large table c&p from other document with merged cells – c&p into wordpad and back as other solutions suggest ends up with total mess)”. Hi-light (select) Row 2, the right-click in Row 2, and select "Split Table". OMG why didn’t I search and find this tip an hour ago?! Thank you very much. This was been driving me crazy the last day…. A Comment attached to content inside the header row also appears to prevent repeating. my colleague has a table within a table though – so don’t know if this makes a difference. Thank you very much, this really solved the mystery!!! So so helpful; I really appreciate the advice! This issue was driving me CRAZY!!! My issue was from copying a set of cells from Excel in to Word, which spanned approx 10 pages. Awesome. I don’t think I would have figured this out! Thank you so much!! Thank you very much. Voilà! Try this: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/word-header-row-wont-repeat/ […]. Learn how your comment data is processed. Thank you, it worked. I am so grateful to find this solution, I have been working on this issue for days! OMG. Thank you! Your tip worked like a miracle. Thanks so much! Six stars on scale of five!! That was the real solution! I don’t think I would have eventually figured it out on my own (which I usually can). Thanks for the Tip! Another option (from the 491st comment on this post [A Nezlin, 27 Jun 2019]—I’ve added it here so it doesn’t get missed): Another tip for when nothing else works—you may want to cancel ‘Preferred width’ in the Table Properties, for the Table, Column and Cell tabs and/or ‘referred Height’ for the Row tab as one or all those properties may be keeping the formatting and preventing the header row from repeating. I was so frustrated — thank so much. This one is still a winner! Often just clicking on the line before the table and changing to “Normal” style can help. Could not figure that one out! Thanks again! You legend! Thank you so much. I was trying to figure this out on my own, but no luck for hours. Your a great help. If you then click Next, it takes it to Row 1, and the “Repeat as head row at the top of each page” option then enabled, and ticking it and clicking OK made the header row repeat. Thank you very much ;-). Thank you. 7- Go to the last line on the document AWESOME!!!! Thank you!! Change ). “Select whole table (by clicking on it’s handle in upper-left corner), then in table properties UNCHECK header row repeating. Hi Lal — your method is the standard one, but when that doesn’t work, the reason is usually the wrapping setting. I just spent about 45 minutes trying to work this out, and off all of the tips I found (thanks to google) this is the one that worked. Perfect – fixed the problem after much frustration! Thank you! I mean – if text wrapping stuffs up repeating header row, why not advise user of this problem when the user is selecting that option?? Thanks so much. So very simple yet very effective! :D, Yahoo! Mahalo! Repeat Headers has been frustrating me for years. The previously mentioned tip from (G) was what worked for me too (and at least 4 others in this stream). Thank you! You saved me countless precious minutes. A great BIG THANK YOU!!! If necessary, split complex tables int… I needed to repeat the headers, but none of the above tips worked. Figured out that the second page of the table was wrapping into the page header. Then it’s solved, thanks a bunch. Under Data group, click the “Repeat Header Row” button. This was incredibly helpful. You saved me so much to get this fixed! Changed that to single, and the problem vanished. been driving me nuts too – text wrap who would have thought ? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Fantastic! 9- Go to the old document, place the cursor in the last line and press Ctrl+V to paste the table This is the only thing that worked for me. Overflow Leader -> "Header" 3. There’s one more (at least one) method worth checking: select whole table (by clicking on it’s handle in upper-left corner), then in table properties UNCHECK header row repeating. Thank you so so much. Worked for me and stopped me fiddling around with my document any longer. You saved me from pulling out the rest of my hair. That was strange, but it was a clue that lead me to the solution. I always wondered what the solution was, but never had time to search for it. You saved the day!!! 3. Two technical authors and I were trying to resolve this issue without success, I then found this post. wow, thank you! (NOTE: If the ‘Header Row Repeat’ option is already on, turn it off, then back on again — sometimes just doing this will solve the problem. It is possible to set all rows in the table to be header rows, but if you do, Word will choke and not repeat any rows on secondary pages. Like above, text wrapping in row tab of table properties is also sometimes cause the issue of not repeating the header row. One table in my document was fine – but the other two had the problem. Awesome…many thanks! Thanks a lot. No matter how long a person has used Word (in my case over 20 years) there is always a “trick” that can help. thanks a lot ………was trying since long but saved precious time. This was exactly what I needed. I could escape the trap of the Word enigma through your post. It still works for me in Word 2010 — in fact I used this trick just yesterday. At least I’m not the only one this has happened to by the look of it. It's pretty long, over a page. Not always a good option, but sometimes it’s easier than trying to figure out what went wrong. Not even sure if I would have figured this out on my own without random testing! Thank you so much, you’ve made an old woman very happy. THANK YOU!! Tried everything to reconstruct that table to display outside of the header, with no luck. Who knew. Thank you – I was going crazy – it worked like a charm! Thank you!! 5 years on and this solution still rocks…cheers. I have an important presentation to complete and was ready to throw my computer out the window! On the Row tab, in the Options area, verify that the Repeat as header row at the top of each page check box is selected. You saved! thanks again. I work with tables all of the time and this will make my life much more simple! Back to table – select 1st row only and in table properties CHECK header row repeating”. Thank you! Thank you SOOOOOOO Much!!!! Thank you so much, I just spent an hour trying to figure out why one minute I had the rows repeating and the next they weren’t. Thanks for the tips and suggestions, there might be some hidden links with the table I was working with. This was realy helpful. Thank you for that! 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