Adobe FrameMaker: Need Repeating Heading Rows?
By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor
Updated Oct. 23, 2022
Note: This process was greatly simplified in the Fall 2022 release of FrameMaker. If you are on 2022 (v17) or later, you see the 2-step process here: https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-framemaker-quickly-converting-body-rows-to-header-rows/
When I import tables into FrameMaker, they usually look as if they have a heading row, but the row doesn’t repeat when the table flows onto a 2nd or 3rd page. This is because my authors like to pre-format their tables, and part of that is making the top row look different from the body rows. Giving the top row a unique look does not a heading row make! Here’s how you convert the top row (or rows) to real heading rows:
To establish the top row(s) as repeating header rows, use these steps:
- Select the row(s) (Esc thr)
- Edit > Cut (Ctrl+X)
- Choose “Remove Cells from Table”, and click Cut
- Click an insertion point back into the table
- Table > Add Rows or Columns (Esc ta)
- Choose Add X Row(s) “To Heading”
- Click Add.
- Select the new heading row(s)
- Edit > Paste (Ctrl+V)
- Choose “Replace Current Rows”
- Choose Paste
There they are!