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Jul 25, 2018

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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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Kevin

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Kevin,

never tested but there is a script that tried to accomplish this. Go to:

https://forum.rudtp.ru/threads/plagin-skript-virtualnogo-razryva-jacheek-pri-ix-peretekanii-mezhdu-stranic.47080/#post53…

Perhaps scroll a bit down and see for

BreakTableRowBetweenFrames.rar

If you have any questions regarding the script best ask George Salnik here at the forums.

George_Salnik

Regards,

Uwe

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Table Cells breaking across page boundaries

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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!

--

Kevin

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Kevin,

never tested but there is a script that tried to accomplish this. Go to:

https://forum.rudtp.ru/threads/plagin-skript-virtualnogo-razryva-jacheek-pri-ix-peretekanii-mezhdu-stranic.47080/#post53…

Perhaps scroll a bit down and see for

BreakTableRowBetweenFrames.rar

If you have any questions regarding the script best ask George Salnik here at the forums.

George_Salnik

Regards,

Uwe

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Jul 25, 2018

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Hi Kevin,

never tested but there is a script that tried to accomplish this. Go to:

https://forum.rudtp.ru/threads/plagin-skript-virtualnogo-razryva-jacheek-pri-ix-peretekanii-mezhdu-s...

Perhaps scroll a bit down and see for

BreakTableRowBetweenFrames.rar

If you have any questions regarding the script best ask George Salnik here at the forums.

George_Salnik

Regards,

Uwe

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Hi Uwe,

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.

Regards.

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Kevin

PS. Quick question. Does FrameMaker suffer from the same table issues?

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KevinBird1966  wrote

… PS. Quick question. Does FrameMaker suffer from the same table issues?

Hi Kevin,

sorry. No idea if FrameMaker has a build in option for splitting table rows between frames.

You could ask here: Adobe FrameMaker

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Uwe

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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."

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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.

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Surely too late but Just For Comment:

 

 
I've of course studied with interest the russian code.
Let's say mine plays totally differently (I even think more simply)!
This is a beta. The next version, I will post on YouTube soon, will include more layout cool features! …  😉

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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