Having trawled through the archives, it seems that InDesign will only break tables on rows, not cells.
I am importing a two-column, multi-page table from Word. Some of the paragraphs are very long and the current breaks are not desired. I could manually split the cells but this document will go through several revision cycles, which will no doubt change the flow/breaks at each revision. I can think of nicer things to be doing than manually re-flowing tables!!
So, has anyone tried to script a solution? Is it even possible, or do I look at converting to text (although I have no idea how that would work either!).
Suggestions, solutions or sympathy are all allowed!
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never tested but there is a script that tried to accomplish this. Go to:
Perhaps scroll a bit down and see for
If you have any questions regarding the script best ask George Salnik here at the forums.
Thanks for the pointer. The script will split Cell text at paragraph marks and fit as many of these paragraphs into the space on the preceding page.
I'm still not convinced that tables are my way forward (although I don't see any alternatives). Given that the document could be revised extensively, I think more time will be spent manually re-flowing tables.
PS. Quick question. Does FrameMaker suffer from the same table issues?
Interestingly (*), the FrameMaker online help is as vague on this as the InDesign manual. I could not find any definitive statement going either way.
(*) As in "Interesting. Probably the same programmer who wrote both."
on InDesign userVoice there are at least 5 entries in the feature request list about splitting table rows or table cells between frames:
Quote myself -
but the script must be run after completing setting the publication, and any subsequent editing wrecks the publication utterly.
This is must-have feature that Adobe ignore all the years of InDesign life.
Surely too late but Just For Comment:
(^/) The Jedi
I don't suppose this is available for download somewhere is it? It would really help me out!
I'm sure you can contact him through his Facebook group listed on his Youtube page. But probably not for free.
II use a work around. Split the middle row to add another. Then just spread this new row over the inside gutters and remove the lines. Shouldn't need to, but it works fine imho.