Tables - breaking row content over pages

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vwnisus
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Tables - breaking row content over pages

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As far I know Nisus Writer Pro does not break the contents of a table row over a page. So that only whole rows appear on a page (and if the content of a row is too deep then the content is cut off).

This feature exists in Microsoft Word. Would it be possible for this to be added to Nisus Writer Pro? (Mellel and Pages, as far as I can see, also do not offer this feature).

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Re: Tables - breaking row content over pages

Post by martin »

The feature where an individual table row/cell is allowed to span multiple pages is something that we know our users would like to see added. It's certainly been requested before, and I'll add your vote that we should perhaps add it one day. Thanks for letting us know.

In the meantime there is a workaround, though it is awkward. Although Nisus Writer won't split an individual table row between pages, it will allow a multi-row merged cell to flow across two or more pages. In that situation the constituent table rows are still limited to a single page, but since the cell spans multiple rows, the cell's text content will flow between pages. Here's a diagram of how this looks:

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|r1|a|
|--|b|
|r2|c|
|--|d|
|r3|e|
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This diagram shows a table with 3 rows: r1, r2, and r3. The cell whose text contains "abcde" is a merged/spanning cell that spans all 3 table rows. Although each single table row will be limited in height so it does not exceed a single page, the text in the spanning cell can potentially flow across 3 pages.

Configuring that table structure might be a lot of trouble, or an impossibility, but I thought I would mention it just in case it's helpful.

vwnisus
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Re: Tables - breaking row content over pages

Post by vwnisus »

Martin,

Thank you for letting me know about the work around, but I do hope that a future version can support the spanning of table rows/cells.

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