I am working on a medical device user manual, 3-columns per page, and there are many warnings and precautions that are set up as tables so that a caution icon can appear to the left of the Warning/Caution text in the first row. Subsequent rows are a different para format.
I need these tables to extend to the bottom of a column before breaking, which is not the behavior I'm seeing. Can anyone help? I'm having the same problem with some of my other paragraph styles.
So they look like this:
Row1 Col1 <cool caution icon> Row1 Col2 WARNING -> para format for these both set to orphans=1, no keep with next/prev set
Row2 - columns are straddled and the specific warning content may go on for 10-15 lines since it is a 3-column format. -> this para format set to orphans =2, no keep with next/prev set.
The table itself has orphan rows = 2, but this is clearly not what is happening.
Can anyone think of any other reason these are not breaking properly? Thanks in advance!!
Couple of points (I'm sure Barb will tell me when I'm wrong :-))...
I can't believe I've never run into this before! I suppose because I haven't worked much with multi-column formats. Kludging is complete...
I'm sure Barb will tell me when I'm wrong 🙂
LOL! The only thing I have to add is that you can set the blue note table to Float and that way it will move to the top of the 3rd column, and allow the text that is currently at the top of the column to head back to the bottom of column 2 without having to add the extra return.
wonderful! (as mentioned in another thread, I dropped directly into working full-tilt with FrameMaker, and back-filled my knowledge over time, with the result that some of these little bits that I never encountered were not obvious to me)
THANKS! (I'll be floating some tables myself tonight 🙂