Long story short: Does Indesign support inline tables in a way similar to HTML?
Short story long: I am working on an interlinear text and have resorted to tables to do the layout. Right now, each line is a two-row table with the foreign word in the first row and the translated word in the second row. This works fine, but it's a laborious process and I'm concerned that it will be difficult if I ever want to change the font size, page size, etc. since each line is manually created. So I'm looking for a solution to work smarter... This is where inline tables comes in.
If InDesign supports inline tables like HTML, then I can put each word in a two-row table and if that table doesn't fit on a given line, then it will just flow to the next line. As far as I can tell, InDesign doesn't support tables like this but I wanted to make sure. So... any way to do this with Indesign? Or is there perhaps another way of tackling this problem that will make future changes way more painless?
There was some confusion as to what I'm trying to do, so here's an example (the pipes are only there to help visualize the cell boundaries):
Where the line of "translated" words is always underneath the original words and each translated word lines up exactly underneath the original word. There will be many, many lines of text.