The instructions provided describe how to add multiple tables to the layout view, based on a single attribute table, each one with a different starting value.
It is best to base this sort on sequential, uniform numbers. This is provided in a feature class and a table by the Object ID (OID) or in a shapefile by the Feature ID (FID) field. If the OID or FID is inadequate, a new sequential ID can be used.
To create a new field with ascending sequential values in ArcGIS 10 refer to the technical article HowTo: Create sequential numbers in a field using Python in the Field Calculator
To create a new field with ascending sequential values in ArcGIS 9.3.1 refer to ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Help: Making Field Calculations: Common VBA code examples for the Field Calculator
For example, if the last record shown in the layout view table is 35, then scroll down in the attribute table so that record 36 is shown at the very top of the table.