Greetings adepters and adeptites, (A little Doctor Demento-style greeting there)
A question has recently arisen about Tables which continue from one page to the next. Our FOSI, and indeed all FOSIs, I believe, does/do not place a horizontal rule, a.k.a row separator, on the bottom of the last row on any page which is continued on a following page.
I can't seem to find in the 28001C spec anywhere where it actually explicitly states this. Does anyone know in what document there is any mention, for the DOD in general, about whether "continued tables" should have a row separator on the final row of any non-last page?
To me it makes sense to not have this on continued tables, but somebody wants to know where this is explicitly stated.
I always thought this was just a technical quirk of the formatting process, and not a part of any style specification. The fix was to create a <doctype>.tmx file in the doctype directory and include the following lines:
I think this information was in the Help files at one time but I don't know if it is still there.
David S. Taylor
Structured Information Specialist Institute for Research in Construction National Research Council Canada Bldg. M-23A, Room 239 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6
If I understand your question, what you are looking for is a source document that states continued tables will have an open rule at the bottom of the page the table continues from and ALSO will not have an opening rule at the top of the continued page(s).
If so, then you may want to look at the following specs
MIL-STD-38784 para 22.214.171.124 MIL-HDBK-1222C para B.126.96.36.199 (Army's formatting instructions) MIL-STD-962D, pare 4.14.4, (How to write a standard)
I don't have a copy of the Navy's TM standard, mainly because I am not sure which Navy to cite for their standard. What between the surface navy, the submerged navy, the flying navy, the nuclear navy (which is subdivided into the surface and submerged navies) and I am sure I missed one or two somewhere, finding a "common" thread is difficult to say the least. 🙂