Option to split table rows across pages
Lord please, if you're up there, answer our INDD prayers and make this a feature. A LOT of tables have rows with more content than can be held in a single page or bottom of a page. It's impossible to layout a continuous book or brochure if I can't get the table text to split - it doesn't have to be the default, but give me the option - please, please. WORD does this, be better than Word!!
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Dom Bowkett commented
Adding the option to allow cells to split across pages would be helpful to a lot of us. https://sites.google.com/view/davidrichard/
Raphaël Freeman commented
This is a features that I desperately need for all my academic typesetting where the author will have two texts that they are comparing (usually Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew). Was curious to know if we are actually going to see this feature. I haven’t seen it the latest pre-release builds.
Petru Strimbeanu commented
I had 8 books with a lot of huge cells. Thank you Adobe for not realising this feature that is available in MS Word by decades.
Nicolas H. commented
Hi Adobe team,
please work on this feature that would save thousands of hours.
That's really long and not secured to split cells among columns and pages if it's too long.
I hope there's enough votes for a feature requested 2 years ago.
All the best
PLEASE. Pleading with you to add this.
Wolfgang Sohst commented
InDesign developers, wake up! Didn't you hear the call?
C Sharp commented
What the heck is "soon"? It's been another year+. Can't you make this a PRIORITY, please? This causes me endless grief and time -- and MS Word has had this feature forever. I'm disgusted that this can't be implemented in my lifetime, apparantly. :-(
George Salnik commented
VD, no it is not. Adobe don't give any comments when it will be available.
Has this happened yet?
you are start working on it from March 27, 2019 still NOTHING happend?
Bevi Chagnon commented
Quote: << think Dax Castro is an Adobe employee >>
No, Dax isn't an Adobe employee, but he is extremely knowledgeable about both InDesign and accessibility.
He is correct, that allowing rows to split is disastrous to those who use various accessibility software (AT) when using computers.
Accessibility affects about 1/3 of the world's population, not a "small subset" of use cases and affects people with vision, mobility, cognitive, and reading disabilities. It affects a LOT of people.
But the solution is real easy: Adobe just needs to give InDesigners the option to allow row splitting or not with a checkbox option in the table's controls. MS Word has does this for eons.
George Salnik commented
I think Dax Castro is an Adobe employee who's do this feature and try to find a way to not do)))
Hey, Adobe! Why took you so long?
Dries Caers commented
@Janus Bahs Jacquet
I totally agree!!
Janus Bahs Jacquet commented
Hard disagree. InDesign is used for a lot more than just accessibility-optimised PDFs, and to deprive all users of vital features because they’re incompatible with a small subset of use cases is madness. Crucially, printed material does not need to comply with PDF/UA or WCAG 2.0/2.1, and printed material is – generally speaking – where this feature is needed the most. Tables are indeed for data, and there is absolutely NOTHING about the term ‘data’ that suggests it must visually fit neatly within the margins of a given page. Hacking your way around the problem by creating individual text frames and whatnots to mimic the look and functionality of a table is NOT “learning how to use the program properly”, but an ugly hack.
A popup such as you suggest would be a good idea, but it should appear when – and only IF – you export your document to a format that indicates adherence to accessibility standards. Anything else would be a UX nightmare no lesser than the accessibility.
Dax Castro commented
Please do NOT add this feature. This creates an Accessibility NIGHTMARE! Accessible documents should NEVER allow rows to split across pages. This is a layout no-no. If you care about accessibility, do not do this. Tables are for data. Learn how to use the program properly to get the same results you need without using tables. This will create the ability for violations of PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0/2.1 - IF you do implement this, please include a pop up window that says "Splitting rows across pages can create problems for people who need to comply with accessibility standards or for those using screen readers."
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