Insert text between existing embedded table rows

Embedded topics

When you are working in the container topic, Author-it rules prevent you from being able to modify the content of the embedded topic. When your cursor is inside the embedded content, the editing commands are disabled and the options on the Layout tab are not available. This is to ensure that the embedded topic is edited only at its source.

The following steps describe what to do if you already have a single table made up of multiple embedded rows from different sources, and need to split these to insert a line of text between the two tables.

To insert text between existing embedded table rows:

  1. Open the container topic with the table.

    Table created from embedded rows

  2. Place the cursor in the row directly above the location where you want to split the table. Double-click to open the embedded topic for editing.
  3. In the embedded topic add extra paragraph markers under the row. Make sure there are a minimum of three paragraph markers. The first and second paragraph markers will be part of the embedded topic, the third paragraph marker will allow you to add content. Save the embedded topic.

    Add extra markers to embedded row

  4. Add text or a non-breaking space at the third paragraph marker in the container topic. Save your changes.

    Container topic with split

  5. Open the embedded topic again and remove the two paragraph markers. Save the embedded topic.

    The container topic is now updated with a row of text between the split tables.

    Split table in container topic