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Conditionally insert new page break when combining tables

Hi,I have a process that combines multiple tables into a single destination table that is then saved as a PDF.Under certain conditions, I would like to add a new page break between tables and I need help inserting that condition. This is my module -

Private Sub CombineTables(ByRef dstTable As Tables.Table, ByVal srcTable As Tables.Table)Try

Dim srcRows() As Node = srcTable.Rows.ToArray

Dim Importer As NodeImporter = New NodeImporter(srcTable.Document, dstTable.Document, ImportFormatMode.UseDestinationStyles)

(I would like to insert page break here)

For Each row As Tables.Row In srcRows

Dim dstRow As Node = Importer.ImportNode(row, True)
Catch ex As Exception
End Try
End Sub

Hi Douglas,

Thanks for your inquiry.

Actually in a word document a table cannot contain a page break. When you insert a page break inside a table in Microsoft Word it is split into two separate tables. This means if you are using a header row it will not appear on the second table as the tables are different.

You can achieve the same behavior by importing the entire source table and inserting a paragraph containing a page break in between. Please see the code below.

<span style=“font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:“Courier New”;mso-no-proof:yes”>dstTable.ParentNode.InsertAfter(importer.ImportNode(srcTable,
true), dstTable)<o:p></o:p>

Dim para as Paragraph = new Paragraph(dstTable.Document)

para.AppendChild(new Run(dstTable.Document, ControlChar.PageBreak))

dstTable.ParentNode.InsertAfter(para, dstTable)



One aspect of my particular application was that the destination table I was assembling was a composite table that consisted of a number of different source tables. I wanted them to be assembled in a particular sequence.

The solution above does have the page break before the table, but they are all added to the end. I wanted to maintain the sequence.

Do I need to break my composite table idea apart and make separate tables to be able to control when I wanted a page break?


Doug Kemp

Hi Doug,

Thanks for this additional information. Yes, I’m afraid you will need to have separate tables in order to have a page break in between.

Regarding the issue with the ordering I’m afraid I’m not sure what you mean, could you please attach a document and some code which demonstrates the issue? We will take a look at help you further.



I am attaching a zip file with some of the building block ms word .doc files and the resulting document in the form of a pdf.



This is the code section. The work is done in the BuildOffenseReportPDF function.

Hi Doub,

Thanks for this additional information.

I’m afraid I can’t spot the issue with your code, the source table is inserted after the destination table when using the code I proposed above. Could you please clarify the issue you are having?