I want to place a table at the top of a new page, but I don't want a paragraph mark to appear before it. Sometimes I can get this to work, but usually not.
Click in the first row of the table, choose Format » Paragraph, click the Line and Page Breaks tab, and check the "Page break before" box. Don't put a hard page break (Ctrl+Enter) before the table, or you'll get that unwanted paragraph mark.
Get a Table Away from the Start of a Document
I created a new document and began a table right at the top of the page, and now I can't shift it. There must be an obvious way of moving it, but I'm not seeing it.
Position the insertion point in the first row of the table and choose Table » Split Table or press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Alternatively, enter a few carriage returns after the table (by pressing the Enter key), click in the table and choose Table » Select » Table, and then drag the table down a paragraph or two.