WP: Table Header Row does not repeat on each page

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Symptoms:

A document with a multi-page table has been created, and the first row of the table has been set as a repeating header row, but it does not repeat as expected either on-screen or when printed / published to PDF.

Causes:

1) WordPerfect X9 is in use

2) All rows in the table are set as Header Rows

3) The document is damaged

3a) The table in the document is damaged.

Resolutions:

Resolution 1)

WordPerfect Office X9 has a known issue where Table Headers which repeat on each page do not print or publish to PDF as expected. The resolution is to upgrade to a newer version of WordPerfect Office.

Resolution 2) All rows in the table are set as header rows

Solution:

  1. Click into the table
  2. Click Edit, Select, Table
  3. Click the Table menu, Format
  4. Click the Rows tab, uncheck "Header row (repeats on each page)"
  5. Click OK
  6. Click into the top row of the table
  7. Click the Table menu, Format
  8. Click the Rows tab, check "Header row (repeats on each page)"
  9. Click OK

Resolution 3) The document is damaged

See this article: 182254 Troubleshooting Guide for Damaged WordPerfect Documents

Resolution 3a) if the document seems OK, but the table behaves oddly, the table can be rebuilt. Formatting / layout will be lost in the table:

Solution:

  1. Click into the table
  2. Click Edit, Select, Table
  3. Click the Table menu, Convert...
  4. Select "Convert text to merge data file (dat)" and click OK
  5. Hold shift, and press the down arrow until all lines with an "ENDFIELD" or "ENDRECORD" are highlighted.
  6. Click Table menu, Convert...
  7. Click OK
  8. Below the ruler bar, click Options at the right and choose "Convert to WordPerfect document"
  9. Click OK
  10. Save your file under a new file name.

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