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Column break inside table is impossible to remove

New Here ,
Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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I insert column break inside the table and later if I do not wantit, it is impossible to find and delete.
I have to insert new rows and copy the rows back in there.

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Enable Type > Show Hidden Characters. A column break looks like a tiny v. Highlight and delete it. 

 

Alternatives include clicking in the cell with the column break and choosing Edit > Edit in Story Editor and erasing the words Column Break. Or using Find/Change to search for a column break and replace with nothing.

 

~Barb

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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I had hidden characters enabled and I even tried to use search for column break, but nothing.

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Hi @Thorondor:

 

So perhaps it isn't actually a column break character. We will need more information from you (or the chance to take a look at the file if you can't put it into words) to help. 

 

~Barb

 

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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INDD file is here. I cleaned it up from project information, so it will look ugly, but it is enough for an example.
This Table 1 is all same table, and problem is that I do not want it to jump to page 3. I used to break it up with column break  (I could have used page break I guess) and now ther is no character to delete that puts table together again.
https://we.tl/t-bO2LRc13uT

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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I has something to do with the first row on the page 3. Deleting it puts table together again.

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Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Set Table Style to [Basic Table] and you can edit your table again.

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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It did nothing but change some styles inside cells.

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Please try again with:

 

Style: Basic Table, delete row with text : "sadfdsfdasfasdf", change height of first text frame :

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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My solution was to cut the first row on the following page and then recreate it. Looks like bug to me.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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And make sure you are not in Preview mode when trying to see hidden characters. The Preview mode would override the view of hidden characters.

Mike Witherell

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Community Expert ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Ah, I see. You want the table to start on page a1, skip a2 and jump to a3?

 

I would remove whatever breaks you added manually, and tell the first row at the top of page a2 to start on the Next Odd Page.

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~Barb

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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Solution: After adding column break at the end of the cell and if you want to remove it later. There is no column break character visible like usually with text. Instead next cell gets Cell Option for starting in the next column, like Barb showed us.
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