I have several single row tables in a large block of flowing text. I want to ensure that the paragraph that immediately follows the table always appears with the table across frames. I am sure this was possible in InDesign CS 2 by setting the keep options on the paragraph that contains the table (if you show hidden characters, then you see a paragraph marker at the end of the table). However these keep options do not appear to work on the table in InDesign CS 5.5. I have also tried setting keep with previous on the paragraph that follows the table, but that does not work either. In either case, if you select Highlight Keep Violations, then the offending paragraph is drawn in yellow.
Is there a work around for this?
Keep options should be working. The only difference is the new Keep With Previous option. Make sure you are applying the option tot he paragraph that contains the table, not the table itself, or try using the keep with previous on the following paragraph.
The keep with next is definitely set on the paragraph that contains the table. And I have already tried keep with previous on the following paragraph. Neither option works. It's easy to replciate the problem with two connected text frames, a bit of text and a table. In the attached screenshot, the table should overflow onto the right hand text frame as its paragraph style has been set to keep with next. It is highlighted in yellow because Highlight Keep Violations is enabled. I don't know why the yellow highlight is drawn a bit too enthusiastically so that it extends out of the text frame. It does perhaps illustrate that this bit of functionality has not been very thoroughly tested though.
Would you send me that test file for examination? I'll send you an upload link.
In addition this is the sort of glitch, if it doesn't trun out to be something you'se done to cause it, that would normally be amenable to trashing the prefs. See Replace Your Preferences
The good news is I can reproduce the problem here in CS5 and 5.5, and it looks like a bug. The keep option works fine if the table is cut from the paragraph. I have a feeling this might be an unintended consequence of the span/split columns feature, which does not work with keep options in those versions (not sure if that got fixed in CS6 or not, but it looks like it). You can report the bug here: Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form
The bad news is that it works properly in both CS4 and CS6 (which is part of why I think it's a bug), and it isn't likely to get fixed in CS5 or 5.5. The only workaround I can offer is to manually insert a force column break before the table or possibly insert it as an inline anchored object as the first character inthe following paragraph, which I did not try. Both workarounds are far from good.
Peter is correct. That was a limitation of Keep Options in CS5.5 and earlier. Keep Options was enhanced in CS6 to include issues with Split/Span Columns and tables. You'll have to upgrade to CS6 to get that enhancement.
I typed too quickly too early in the morning. I should have said, "Keep Options was enhanced in CS6 to include issues with Split/Span Columns OR with tables." Both features had problems with Keep Options.