Issue 59942 - When a multi-page table breaks, insert its caption
Summary: When a multi-page table breaks, insert its caption
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 14 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
: 76993 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-02 05:17 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description raindrops 2006-01-02 05:17:08 UTC
A multi-page table breaks over each page. The reader has no idea what is the
subject of the table till he sees its caption. 

But this caption could be several pages away, at the top (or the bottom) of the

The problem is worse if the file contains multiple such tables (and if they look
identical in structure). In this case, the reader would have difficulty in
locating the current table's caption; and he may end up reading some other
table's caption!

To increase readability, Writer should insert the table's caption on each page.

Note: The caption on each page should have some additional words that indicate
that the table continues on the next page.

For example, "(Continued..)"

(See Issue 59812, which has a related suggestion.)
Comment 1 lars 2006-01-02 21:56:25 UTC
according to
RFE_issues_by_QA.sxd I reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to 
Comment 2 lohmaier 2006-01-02 22:54:42 UTC
This feature is already present and enabled in a default OOo-version.
(Distributors may have different defaults)

Use Table|Table Properties → textflow and check [x] repeat heading
Comment 3 lohmaier 2006-01-02 22:56:25 UTC
For the other point (kind of indicator "continue on page...") see issue 59812
Comment 4 raindrops 2006-01-09 07:38:58 UTC
Raindrops -> clops

Are you sure you get the CAPTION on each page? 

I routinely use the "repeat heading" feature. All it does is repeat the top n
lines of the table, on 2nd page onwards. But it has never repeated the CAPTION
of the table for me. 

CAPTION of a multipage table appears only once, (top/bottom, depending upo the

Reopening the issue.
Comment 5 lohmaier 2006-01-11 17:02:17 UTC
Sorry, misinterpreted the description.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2007-05-07 08:20:30 UTC
*** Issue 76993 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 windl 2009-03-04 07:23:04 UTC
The request for enhancement was for 2.0.1, but now in 3.0.1 it's still not done.
Let me summarize what I'd like to have:
Optionally repeating captions with also optional variable parts like
"(continued)" for any subsequent caption, "(to be continued)" on any but the
last cation, "part x of y" for any part. I don't know if it can be implemented
in a one-pass formatter however.
Comment 8 bodrisch 2010-02-19 12:33:02 UTC
Now is 3.2 and still have problems with it. Please!