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Chapter 6. Table Survival Guide > Working with Table Anchors

Working with Table Anchors

As you saw earlier in the section “Basic Table Elements” on page 160, tables are always anchored to text. Table anchors are straightforward, but you might experience a couple of difficulties. First, I discuss how to get an accurate List of Tables when tables start at the top of pages; next, I review a commonly encountered pitfall with inserting text below a table.

Forcing a Table to Start at the Top of the Page

If you are using the first released version of FrameMaker 6.0, you might have struggled with tables that you have set to start at the top of the page from the Table Designer. Here’s the symptom: If a page has two tables, one of which starts at the top of the page from the Table Designer, and you generate a List of Tables, the table at the top of the page is listed second in the List of Tables.


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