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InDesign 15.1.3, Windows 7.0 on corporate life-support

Making better progress than anticipated in this first experiment with InDesign, but now I'm puzzled. I have two tables, with no 'keep' settings as far as I'm aware, and they refuse to sit on the same page. I've attached the small file in question, and would welcome advice and enlightenment.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021
delete the break character as in my screenshot  

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delete the break character as in my screenshot

 

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Hi @FieryPantone:

 

Glad to hear that it is going well. Your Fm skills definitely transfer over. A few more tips as you make the transition:

  • Work with Type > Show Hidden Characters enabled so that you can see the various characters. While Fm has about 10, InDesign has a lot. This is a very handy reference: 
    https://creativepro.com/downloads/guide_specialchars-2012.pdf
  • InDesign uses break characters as well as Keep settings on the paragraph styles
  • Find/change is really powerful compared to Fm—if this happens regularly, you can Find the break character and replace with a ¶. You can also save frequently-used queries to reuse quickly.

 

~Barb

 

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@Vladan– thanks for the tip! Questions that start with "Why …" are often impossible to answer, so I've no idea how any break characters ended up there :-}

 

@Barb– no, no: not a transition! I'm just here on a visit. Thanks for the tip about (and link to) the plethora of special characters and the Show hidden characters option: worth it for visible text variables alone.

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...I've no idea how any break characters ended up there...

 

These break character may come from the text placed from Word file

(take a look to the screenshot)

Schermata 2021-02-16 alle 16.45.11.pngor someone has inserted these break character in your Indesign file

 

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Just here on a visit! 😂

 

~Barb 

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@Vladan – the .docx I imported into Indesign had been generated by another program, so perhaps that's where the unwanted break character arrived as an attempt to keep table content together. Never mind! you've alerted me now.

 

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