Run text around a table

Text does not run around a table that’s anchored directly in a column of text. You can, however, run text around a table in an anchored frame or in a text frame that’s disconnected from the main flow. (For structured documents, check to see if your developer has set up this application this way.)

A table in an anchored frame moves with the text it’s anchored to. A table in a disconnected text frame remains in place on a page while other text flows around it. The table does not autonumber with tables in the main flow.

important:   The contents of an anchored frame or a disconnected text frame are not part of a docu­ment’s main structured flow, so they are not normally exported to SGML. If you plan to export to SGML, work with your application developer to avoid losing data in the table.

Table in an anchored frame and a table in a disconnected text frame


Run text around a table in an anchored frame

1)Use Special > Anchored Frame to create an anchored frame with an anchoring position of Run into Paragraph.

2)Draw a text frame in the anchored frame and then place the table in it.

Run text around a table in an anchored frame (structured documents)

1)Click in text where you want to anchor the table.

2)Select a graphic element for an empty anchored frame in the Element Catalog, and click Insert.

You can also use Special > Anchored Frame to insert an element. Choose a frame element from the Element Tag pop-up menu in the Anchored Frame pod.

3)Choose Run Into Paragraph from the Anchoring Position pop-up menu, set the width and height of the frame, and click New Frame. Try to set the size of the frame to be slightly larger than the size of the table.

4)Draw a text frame in the anchored frame. Select View > Toolbars > Graphics Toolbar and click the Place A Text Frame P_trect_18x18_N.png tool. Drag to draw the frame, and click Set in the dialog box that appears.

5)Click in the text frame and use Table > Insert Table to insert an unstructured table.

Run text around a table that remains stationary on the page

1)Draw a text frame directly on a page and drag it where you want it. This type of text frame is not connected to the main flow.

2)Choose Graphics > Runaround Properties, click Run Around Bounding Box, and click Set.

3)Do one of the following:

For unstructured documents, insert a table in the text frame.

For structured documents, click in the text frame and choose Table > Insert Table.

September 30, 2016

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