Reply to: Tables and page breaksDecember 17, 2008 at 9:39 pm
The “word rules” I've thought of are more like when not to break vs. when to break. For example, in some cases we merge (or straddle) table cells–if a break occurs at that point it can look pretty bad. Also, sometimes we use a header cell that spans the width of the table–if that ends up by itself at the bottom of a page it looks bad. Of course “orphan rows” where you have say, two or fewer rows by themselves on a page look bad. So somehow I'd like to see rules that would say, don't allow breaks in these instances.
A hard-coded break would not work because a table in a topic might look fine in Book A, but in Book B, with a different flow, a forced break might not look right.