Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Google Docs -- those darned cutoff tables when you print

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You make a beautiful table, but when printed, it's split between two pages, and it confuses your readeres. There's no elegance, but here's a hack

  1. Highlight the bottom row of your table (bottom of the page)
  2. Click the tiny gray arrow at the far right of the row
  3. Hover and choose "select bottom border"
  4. Then on the toolbar, choose border dash, and select the style you want. I like the third of three.
  5. You will now see a signal to your reader that the table continues on the next printed page
  6. In addition, for further clarity, always give your top row of any table a background color. That way, when they don't see the background color, this is another clue that they're looking at a continuation of a table.

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