Issue 59812 - For a multi-page table, insert continuation indicators on each page ("continue on page #" or similar)
Summary: For a multi-page table, insert continuation indicators on each page ("continu...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 12 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
: 64083 65846 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-12-27 05:27 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description raindrops 2005-12-27 05:27:29 UTC
For a multi-page table, insert continuation indicators on each page.

Sometimes a file can contain multiple long tables, each spanning over =>2 pages.
These tables may have identical structure. A typical example is a User's Manual
of an application, which has identically structured tables that explain
different menus.

When the reader sees pages after pages of identically strutured tables, it is
very difficult for him to distinguish between these tables. So there must be a
provision to indicate when one table ends and when another begins.

Secondly, the caption of a multi-page table appears only once; not on each page.
So if the user sees a middle piece of the table, he can't tell which table it
is. He has to scroll down till the end of the table (or scroll up till the top)
to check the caption. Ideally, he should be able to glance at the top/bottom of
the current page and tell which table this is.

For better readability, the following should be provided:
1. Wherever the table breaks over a page-break, Writer should automatically
insert a right-aligned "To be continued on next page..." sentence. (Provide a
default sentence, but also let the author edit the sentence.)

2. Writer should automatically repeat the table's caption on each page.
(Typically, this would include the table number and a title).

3. On the next page, where the table continues, Writer should insert a
left-aligned "(...Continued from the previous page)" sentence to indicate that
this part of the table is in continuation. (Provide a default sentence, but also
let the author edit the sentence.)

Note that the author cannot insert these sentences manually, because the
location of the table-break point keeps shifting as the file is edited.
Comment 1 lars 2006-01-01 01:24:55 UTC
according to
RFE_issues_by_QA.sxd I reassign this issue to requirements and set the 
status to New

please file a seperate issue for 2.
Comment 2 raindrops 2006-01-02 05:18:16 UTC
OK- Posted as Issue 59942.

But it is better to see both issues as one.

Comment 3 lohmaier 2006-01-02 23:01:51 UTC
setting keyword, OS to ALL, extended summary
Comment 4 raindrops 2006-01-04 05:06:46 UTC
A comment on the modified summary:

A broken table always continues on the very NEXT page. So a simple "continued on
the next page" is enough: Inserting a page number is redundant. 

On the other hand, if a similar continuation indicator is used for linked
frames,  the page number is ESSENTIAL, because the subsequent frame may be
placed on any page of the document. This is especially important if the reader
is going to read a PRINTED version of the document: Without the page number, he
cannot know where to continue (if the document has several frames on the pages,
the user may find it difficult to locate the frame he wants).
Comment 5 lohmaier 2006-04-11 00:54:06 UTC
*** Issue 64083 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 lohmaier 2006-06-05 00:20:45 UTC
*** Issue 65846 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 dixix57 2008-11-13 09:50:48 UTC
In accordance with our engineering standards (xUSSR) it is necessary to write 
'continue of table NN' at the top of each page for a multi-page table. Now we 
forced to break tables by hand and to write this string.
Comment 8 vialent 2009-05-01 19:16:14 UTC
In Russian Federation (and all xUSSR countries maybe) GOST (as ISO) requires
this feature..... :'(