add anchor tool for tables
I was trying to understand how table positioning work in word and I noticed that it's relatively similar to frame positioning
but the difference is: tables don't have anchor tool while frames have.
Tables ,however, are anchored to text just like frames and images and if i select the paragraph to which a table is anchored , the table is selected with it, but sadly ,I can't change the anchor position of a table because there is no anchor tool
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L M commented
Look also at suggestion "Table text wrapping" that suggests making it work like images.
Tables work either pseudo in-line or pseudo-wrapped. The positioning of the table and flow of text around it does not follow the same rules as images (either inline or floating) and without an anchor the positioning is chaotic and difficult to control.
Tables are different to images in that they may span multiple pages, but where we have a small table we need the option of controlling the table object just like an image, with achor too.
If we are to follow image positioning rules, then we need to forego table wrapping to next page (truncate at the end of the page); if we keep existing table rules we can have tables break between lines and rows over multiple pages as now. I for one would like to be able to work with either set of rules cleanly, not have a pseudo set of rules trying to do both but without doing either properly.
Tables do not always have to be inline. This refers specifically to when tables are used as a floating object (perhaps more accurately a framed object?). In this case text does wrap around the table and the table can be dragged to different locations on the page, or specifically set to a specific border or position. So maybe there is no "anchor" because it is not fixed to the text in the same way as an image, but knowing where the insertion point is in the text is just as important and serves the same purpose as the anchor: I need to see and control where that insertion point is in the text to better control the page the table is on and the white space of text when text-wrapping doesn't happen as expected. The workaround is to cut the table, and paste it in the text somewhere else (even though the table doesn't get inserted where it is pasted because it is not in-line), then fix the floating position again, and repeat as necessary till desired results are achieved.
Tables exist inline with the text in the 'text layer'; they do not have anchors as they are not floating objects