How to Repeat Header Rows of a Table in MS-Word – The Master

Repeat Header Rows of a Table in MS-Word

Repeat header row means repeating the same headings of the first page for all the subsequent pages of a table in a word document.
In other words:
When the data in a table fill in the current page and start filling the data for the next pages, It’s heading of that table also needs to be repeated for each page. Repeatedly typing the same heading on each page can be time consuming and annoying. Initially, if you type the heading on the first page and if you use the repeat header rows tool, then all subsequent pages will be repeated with a header when you continuously enter data.

Watch the Video Tutorial below on Repeat Header Rows of a Table:

  • Initially, insert the table with a number of rows and columns you want
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inserting a table in MS-Word
Inserting a table in Word
  • After inserting the table, Type the heading/Header you want on the first row of a table.
  • Now select the heading/header of a table.
  • Then go to the table tools Layout Tab tab.
  • Now click on the Repeat Header Rows in the Data group.
TABLE TOOLS LAYOUT TAB FOR REPEAT HEADER ROWS
TABLE TOOLS LAYOUT TAB to REPEAT HEADER ROWS

Repeat Header Rows of a Table:

  • To start repeating the header rows, do one of the following:

     a) Position your cursor on the last cell of a column/row and then press and keep hold down the Tab key to insert more rows, or

    b) Fill the content in the table below the header/headings of a table as much as you want when the current page fills and then automatically starts the header of the table on the next page or,

How to Repeat Header Rows
How to Repeat Header Rows
Repeat Header Rows for selecting a column
Repeat Header Rows for selecting a column
Numbered list in MS Word
Numbered list in MS Word
Positioning a cursor
Positioning a cursor

Repeat the Header Rows along with creating the Number List in a Table:​

If you would like to start the number list in the first column of this table by “Repeating the Header Rows”, do the following:

  • Select the first column where you want to start the number list as shown in the picture given below
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Repeat Header Rows of a Table in MS-Word
Repeat Header Rows
  • Go to the Home tab
  • Click on the drop-down arrow of the number list in the Paragraph group,
  • Then select one of the number list formats
  • Now see your first column of a table which is with number list
  • If you would like to generate the number list on all the rows of a table along with repeating the header rows, position your cursor at the last cell of a column/row
  • Strike and keep hold down the tab key for a while to insert more rows with auto-generating number list along with repeating the Header on all the pages.
  • Your document pages appear as shown in the picture given below after inserting the number list along with Repeating Header Rows.
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Is Repeating Header Rows Not Working?

Is header row of your table not working? that means you might  not be selecting the header of the table before selecting the repeat header row command.

  • Make sure your header selection.
  • Then select the command “Repeat Header Rows” in the Layout tab, on the Data group.

*That’s enough to the repeat the header rows of a table.

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What is meant by repeat header rows in MS Word?

Repeating header rows of a table means that all the headings (all the header pages) in the first row of the table on all subsequent pages will be repeated in the Word document.