Nest a table in a table cell

1)Click in the cell in which you want to nest a table.

2)Do one of the following:

Choose Special > Anchored Frame.

For unstructured documents, this command creates an anchored frame that’s anchored below the current line. Try to set the width and height of the frame to be slightly larger than the width and height of the table you want to insert.

For structured documents, this command inserts an element. Choose a frame element from the Element Tag pop-up menu in the Anchored Frame pod.

(Structured documents) Select a graphic element for empty anchored frames in the Element Catalog, and click New Frame.

3)If the anchored frame is wider than the cell, resize the column.

4)Use the Text Frame tool on the Tools pod to draw a text frame in the anchored frame.

5)Click in the text frame and choose Table > Insert Table.

important:   If you export a document to SGML or XML, you can lose the contents of anchored frames in it because they are not part of the main structured flow. Work with your application developer if you plan to export to SGML or XML to avoid losing data in the nested table.

September 30, 2016

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