Yep; worst case this will be fixed in 4.0 (or more specifically in the 'version 2' of the New Manual we plan to release next year, also with support for dictionary search integration) - the basic problem is that our own text rendering system doesn't yet support tables; this is also why a lot of Outlier content comes up in popup boxes. For any content that *isn't* a table - and many things that are tagged as 'Table' are not actually tables on the back end - we pop it up in a regular Pleco text field with tap-lookup support, but with those tables we don't. If we can find the time we could implement a version of the same thing we use to tap-lookup words on web pages on that screen, but not sure if we'll manage that.
I’m interested in Chinese History: A New Manual, but I’m not much of a fan of ebooks being locked to a single app. I assume you can’t get the Pleco ebooks out of Pleco for more reading flexibility and backups?
Edit 2: this series is nice because it covers a wide range of cultural touchstones, myths, legends and stories that kids would grow up familiar with in China, but that non-Chinese wouldn’t come across in regular reading materials.
Another splendid manual that would be perfect for large format use on Pleco as an ebook is the Aperçus de civilisation chinoise : Les dossiers du Grand Ricci, ISBN 2204082686, best current (paper) copies are at Amazon France: HEREthe other ones are over 150 USD.