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Table continuation headers

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:26 pm
by shudson310
How can I bring over the title of a table if it spans multiple pages?

On the subsequent pages, I'd like the text to read:
Table title (continued)

The th is carried over, so there should be a way to do this?

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:55 pm
by Costin
This is currently not possible.
We have an improvement request logged in our system, so we will let you know when/if this will get implemented.

Costin

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:04 pm
by shudson310
Is table title continuation supported in Chemistry?

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:39 pm
by Costin
Hello,

When using the DITA Map PDF - based on HTML5 and CSS, this behavior should be the default one, without being need of any extra CSS customization. That's because, for HTML, Oxygen PDF Chemistry already defines the needed selectors for rendering tables in the PDF output.

In case you are using a custom XML file, with custom defined elements, you need to specify which is the header of your table and how it should be displayed in the output. Only for that use-case (though most probably you are working with DITA documents and run the default DITA transformation so you won't need it), see Repeating Headers and Footers in the Chemistry User-Guide.

Regards,
Costin

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:58 pm
by shudson310
The headers for the table are continued, but we want the title to also flow to the next page with a (continued) label. This is supported in the FOP transforms, but I haven't found a way to to the table title continuation in Chemistry.

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:10 am
by Costin
Hello,

I see, now, that's the question you addressed a while ago just at the beginning of this thread.

Repeating also the table title is not supported in the current implementation of the Chemistry engine, as it could break the counters used for tables numbering when deep numbering or deep-numbering in chapter context applies.

However, the improvement request is already logged in our tracking system and its status is still open, as our development team needs to see if the use-case is viable.
We will update this thread when/if this functionality will get implemented.

Regards,
Costin

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:03 pm
by chrispitude
Please put our site down for this request too! This is a feature we use in FrameMaker and would like to see in PDF Chemistry.

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am
by Costin
Added your vote too.

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:56 pm
by chrispitude
Oxygen folks - what is the internal issue ID for this enhancement?

Here's an example of how FrameMaker implements this. End of first page:

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Beginning of second page:

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Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:23 pm
by julien_lacour
Hello,

Thanks for the feedback Chris. The internal ID for this issue is CH-440.
Its status is currently inside our sprint and ongoing.

Regards,
Julien

Re: Table continuation headers

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:34 am
by julien_lacour
Hello,

Starting with Oxygen 22.1, when running DITA Map PDF - based on HTML5 & CSS any table spanning on multiple pages will have its repeated table captions displayed with "(continued)".

Regards,
Julien