Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Keep Your Headings in View.

Keep Your Headings in View

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 28, 2012)

If you work with long tables, particularly ones that involve many columns, you know it can be confusing to remember what each column is for. To overcome this problem, divide the current document window into panes. Each pane will give you a view of different parts of your document. In the top pane, display the headings for your columns. You may want to make the pane smaller so there is more room to work in the other pane. In the bottom pane, do your table work. In this way you will always be able to see your column headings.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1744) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Keep Your Headings in View.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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