Word – Table won’t paste in new location

Problem

When copying and pasting a table in Microsoft Word, the pasted table seems to not appear.

When looking closer you see it was pasted exactly on top of the original.

Solution

This happens when a combination of formatting properties have been applied to the table, usually these are:

  • text wrapping
  • position relative to page

The quick fix to this is to remove text wrapping from the table’s formatting.

  1. Right-click on the table and choose ‘Table Properties’
  2. Under ‘Text wrapping’ select ‘None’
  3. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
  4. The table will now copy and paste as expected.

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