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Old 09-19-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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iBooks: Avoid page breaks within table rows/cells

Hello,

what would be the best practice to avoid page breaks within table rows or cells in iBooks?

In an exemplary EPUB, currently (depending on the font size) some table rows are split. Even the text in the cells of the row is split, resulting in the upper part of the characters appearing at the bottom of one page, and the lower part of the characters appearing at the top of the next page (see attached screenshot).

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards

Christian
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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I don't see how actual table rows (HTML) could cause part of a character to be on one screen, and the lower part to be on another screen. Is the table an image, perhaps?
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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That's a quirk in iBooks that happens with long tables. I have an entire chapter that was a table. I ended up reformatting it so it wasn't a table. That was actually a better way to present it as the column headers disappear after the first page. It requires some imagination to think outside the box. (or table)
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:38 AM   #4
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@susan_cassidy: No, it is not an image.

@wannabee: That's what I was afraid to hear. The problem is that EPUB is an reflowable format, so if I'd optimize all the tables for a certain orientation and font size, the user might just turn the iPad (and by thus change the orientation), or change the font size, and everything will reflow and the once optimize tables might break again...

Thanks to both of you for your responses

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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According to the iBookstore Asset Guide "iBooks now automatically recognizes
tables. In Flowing Books, iBooks sizes large tables to fit within the width of the page. When a reader double taps the table, the table opens in a new web view that overlays the book. In this web view, the reader can pan and zoom in on the table." I have not found this to work with my tables.... anyone else?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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I just tried it. Two taps on a long table enlarges it to full page which is scrollable.
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Well I finally figured it out. The way I got it to work was to duplicate the html file. I kept it the same name and just added a 1 on the end. Added the duplicated file to the spine and put linear="no" on the end and now it works.

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It's pretty hit or miss on devices/apps that will honor the linear="no" attribute, just so you know. I think you're alright with iBooks, though.
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