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MadsKlitgaard
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Help with table column strokes

Aug 13, 2012 4:04 AM

Tags: #table #stroke #cell

Hi,

 

I'm in the middle of creating a price list and we've been brainstorming some pricelist ideas.

 

We've finally come up with one we want to use, but I simply cannot get the table strokes to do what i want them to do.

 

I've attached an image of how we want the table to look.

 

table_test.jpg

 

As you can see the column strokes are not full length of the cell, but how do I format the table function to do this?

 
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:44 AM   in reply to MadsKlitgaard

    You'll to put a "buffer" row between each row.

     

    Then select that row between the rows and choose Split Cell Horizontally - (to keep the automatic fill)

     

    It's not automatic and I imagine very tedious.

     

    tables.png

     

    Let me think about this a bit more

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:49 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    Or for the text you could apply a Rule Above and change the indents to suit

     

    This would be more automatic - it will allow you to retain automatic fills, and you can apply these directly with a paragraph style.

     

    You can also apply the row stroke to each separate row in the styles - if you're using styles

     

     

    tablesrules.png

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:47 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    @Eugene – I'd rather use the "Bullets and Numbering" feature of a paragraph style. You can add the character  "|" (Vertical Line) as custom bullet and formatting that with  a character style where you scale vertical to about 150% and fill color "[Paper]" and a little baseline shift if you like.

     

    If you are using "Rule Above" for paragraph styles, you cannot easily change column widths of the table without adjusting "Right Indent" values…

     

    Uwe

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 3:06 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    If you are using "Rule Above" for paragraph styles, you cannot easily change column widths of the table without adjusting "Right Indent" values…

     

    @Eugene – I have to correct myself: it is quite possible to use "Rule Above" without defining a specific value for "Right Indent". We could leave that  value to "0", if we define a custom stroke style and use that instead of the predefined "normal" one.

     

    See the following screen grab from the German forum "HilfDirSelbst". The suggestion is made by Kai Rübsamen. A very clever solution to a similar problem that can easily be applied in MadsKlitgaard's situation:

     

    http://www.hilfdirselbst.ch/gforum/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;posta tt_id=6418;

     

    The length of the pattern could be the page width or larger, so it would not repeat itself by any chance, if the cell widths vary.

     

    Length (Länge): 0.5 pt (line width)

    Pattern Length (Länge des Musters): 300 mm

    Corners (Ecken): None

     

    Uwe

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 3:34 AM   in reply to Laubender

    (Uwe, that part of the forum requires registration. Here is a copy of the image:

     

    Bildschirmfoto%202012-08-16%20um%2011.11.08[1].png

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    Aug 16, 2012 5:10 AM   in reply to [Jongware]

    @Jongware – thank's for helping out. I wasn't aware of this 'cause I'm always logged in…

     

    Uwe

     
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