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Re: landscape tables


Here's one way:
1. Create master pages that are copies of your left and right master pages.
2. Rotate the MASTER pages 90 degrees as needed.
3. Unrotate the main flow body text frame on those pages and resize them to
lay out correctly. (If it was 7 x 9 portrait, change it to 9 x 7 landscape,
for instance, and place it. Frame's not that bright on its own.)
4. On the BODY pages, then, apply the corresponding landscape page for each
table and copy/paste the table into the main flow (not an anchored frame).
[I presume that you've got your table properties set up with the desired
table captions and autonumbering.]
5. Regenerate the book when you're all done.

I've done this before for impossibly big tables and it works but needs
tweaking when the content changes the pagination. (Hedley once postulated a
wish for Frame to link anchored frames or table formats to use specific
master pages, back before Adobe bought Frame.)

Another way would be to do what you're doing, with the anchored frames, but
put the table caption OUTSIDE the anchored frame into the main flow so that
it autonumbers correctly. That probably means putting it beneath or above
the table in portrait orientation.

Deborah Snavely

>From: owner-framers-digest@omsys.com (framers-digest)
>To: framers-digest-outgoing@omsys.com
>Subject: framers-digest V1 #705
>Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2002, 4:38 PM

> I am about to tear my hair out - and not just the grey ones! - trying to
> solve this problem.
> I have several large tables, originally made in Excel and printed in a Word
> doc.   I've converted the doc to Frame and now need to paste in the tables.
> I can't get the tables in as landscapes and also get autonumbered table
> titles into the List of Tables.  At first I pasted the tables into a
> full-page anchored frame, and added each table title in a text box pasted
> above its table.  When I tried this, the table numbers did not increment
> properly.  Then I tried creating a landscape table, but the title box stays
> at the top of the table in portrait orientation, even if I rotate the
> table.  I tried following the directions in the Adobe manual for creating a
> landscape master page, but my table still wasn't oriented correctly.  I
> couldn't find an answer even in Tom N's usually helpful book.
> Surely there must be a quick, logical way to put a table on a page in
> landscape orientation, with an autonumbered table title correctly oriented
> above it, while leaving the page headers and footers in portrait mode.

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