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How to stop table row from jumping to next page?

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Hi, 

 

I'm creating a large table in InDesign, some of the rows have more info than others. When the copy is longer than the bounding box / text box, it is automatically jumping to the next page. This leaves a large amount of white space on the previous page - I'm trying to create this doc with as little pages as possible for printing costs. So it would be great if the table used the whole space and automatically ran left over text into the next table instead of shifting the entire row. 

 

I've checked the row and column heights and the keep settings. 

 

Any ideas would be much appreciated! Screenshot 2023-11-29 at 15.04.19.png

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Conceptually, you cannot have a row be in two places. If so, it would be two rows.

But you can edit your text to be brief enough to fit the page.

You might also consider making edits to the paragraph style in the table cell so that the text is smaller or the leading tighter.

You might further consider not using a table at all. Make the same appearance only by using paragraph styles.

Mike Witherell

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In other words, you can't split table rows/cells. Join the crowd in this feature request:

 

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/33854788-op...

 

It's status is 'in the backlog', which probably means 'in permafrost', but do vote anyway.

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