Adding content above an embedded table - On Premises 6.4

Author-it Knowledge Center

When you are working in an embedded table row, the options on the Layout tab (for example, Split Table, Insert Row, Insert Column) are not available.

This is correct behavior because the starting point for the action is the embedded table row, which cannot be modified from within the container topic.

The following steps can be used to add rows above an embedded table when the embedded table is the first content in the topic.

There are two options.

Adding a row above an embedded table, Option 1:

  1. Put the cursor in the first cell of the embedded table (or row).

    Table and paragraph marker in container topic

  2. Press ENTER. A new paragraph is created above the embedded table.

    Paragraph marker above embedded table

  3. Still within the container topic, above the table, add a non-breaking space by clicking the NBS button, and then press the ENTER key to add a paragraph marker above it.
  4. Now embed your topic on the top paragraph marker.

    Insert topic on marker

Adding a row above an embedded table, Option 2:

Important: This method does not work if there is content above the first embedded cell.

  1. Put the cursor in the first cell of the embedded table (or row).

    Table and paragraph marker in container topic

  2. Press ENTER. A new paragraph is created above the embedded table.

    Paragraph marker above embedded table

  3. Insert a new table, resize, and apply style tagging and table borders.
  4. Remove the paragraph marker between the table rows. The new rows are added to the table. If necessary, you can add extra rows by putting the cursor into one of the new rows and choosing Layout > Rows & Columns > Insert Above. You can continue adding rows by using the Insert Above option.

    Known Issue: Do not use the Insert Below option when the cursor is in a non-embedded row that is followed by an embedded row. If you save the topic after using this option you will need to reopen the topic, remove the embedded table, and then re-embed the table at the correct location.

    Embedded table with new content above