[NTG-context] Splitting natural tables

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 30 10:35:18 CET 2011

Am 30.11.2011 um 10:29 schrieb Christian:

>>> Hello,
>>> is it still not possible to split a table so that it covers one half page an then
>> another half page?
>>> It is my understanding that splitting moves the table to the next page and
>> then splits it to the following if it gets too long for one entire page.
>>> Would a "manual split" be possible?
>>> Examle (table is not split, but could be):
>>> \starttext
>>> \dorecurse{2}{\input knuth }
>>> \startplacetable[title={My Table}]
>> \startplacetable[location=split,title={My table}] … \stopplacetable
> Thank you Wolfgang!
> For some reason I thought the option split=yes would trigger splitting…

The “split=yes” option works only for table which aren’t aren't placed as float because
this mechanism has to know that it has to break the table into parts but then you don’t
need the split key for \bTABLE.

> Now in the sample document I get table 1a and table 1b.
> In my "real" document I get table 3.2 and table 3.3. Is there a way to influence this? (btw. captions are above the table, if that matters)

The location of the caption doesn’t matter. The number of the suffix for the subtables
can be changed but without a example I can’t tell why you get different results in your
example and in the real document.


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