How to Split a Table
Is it possible to split a table into two seperate tables in order to change the setup? Or is it that once I created only one table I can’t undo it? I tried finding a break charecter with no luck.
Last year we looked at how to merge two tables together, but you bring up a good point: What if we want to split a table into two or more pieces? It seems like there should be some command to do this, but there isn’t. Instead, we again turn to copy-and-paste. To split a table, first select the rows you want to split off:
Then cut them to the Clipboard (Edit > Cut) and place the cursor in the text frame after the original table (or wherever you want the new table to be) and paste (Edit > Paste). Here, the new table has been created and I used Table > Table Options > Table Setup to change it’s alternating fill color.
If you have trouble selecting “after” the original table, it may be easier to do in Story Editor view (Edit > Edit in Story Editor). Here’s what Story Editor looks like with two tables in a row (with no paragraph return between them):
I completely agree that it should be easier to split a table in two. But this method isn’t too onerous.