3 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2013 4:28 AM by Peter Grainge

    Cell border frustration

    TA Andy Level 1

      Apologies in advance for the slightly ranty nature of this post.

      I am not new to this stuff but occasionally it seems I'm either missing something obvious or there are flaws in the RH GUI.

      Either way I have just wasted a load of time on something that should have taken 30 seconds to do...

       

      I am trying to do a quick table borders tidy-up in RH10.

      As things were getting confusing, I decidede to start with a clean slate and remove all borders.

      But there are some that stubbornly refuse to go.

      I can see the code for them in the html, but nowhere in the Design Mode GUI. Grrr.

       

      I really don't want to have to resort to html hacking every time this happens.

       

      Here is an example:

      Design ModePreview Mode
      Table-DesignMode.pngTable-PreviewMode.png

      It's the grey and black borders that I'm trying to remove.

      NB weird how the first 2 cells have a black border in Preview, but grey in Design mode - not WYSIWYG then?

       

      I won't post all the html for the table, so here's just one cell:

       

      <td style="border-top-width: 4px; border-top-style: Solid;"><img

                           src="ICON-PlaneEdges.jpg" alt="" style="border: none;" width="22"

                           height="33" border="0" /></td>

       

      You can see a border style has been set, but everywhere I look in the GUI I see no reference to this (even under Table/Style).

       

      Any ideas would be gratefully received.

       

      My only current solution is to create a new table and move the contents across.

      Bit ridiculous though...

       

      Thanks very much in advance.

       

       

      Cheers,

       

       

       

      Andy

        • 1. Re: Cell border frustration
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          That code does not look like a table created using one of the supplied CSS tables or a CSS table you have created in Rh.

           

          Right click in the table and select Table Style

           

          If the table is a CSS table, it will be selected. Otherwise select one of the templates. In particular tick the Clean Inline Formatting check box. You could try just ticking that option.

           

          Exit without saving if that doesn't help or backup first.

           

          Also it's worth checking what you get in the generated help.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

           

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: Cell border frustration
            TA Andy Level 1

            Hi Peter,

             

            Many thanks for replying again.

             

            >> That code does not look like a table created using one of the supplied CSS tables or a CSS table you have created in Rh.

            It was created in RH.

            I don't like using the styles though because I have no faith in the results that I get.

            So I manually format up a table in the way that I like (nice, clean and simple), and then cut and paste every where I need to use it.

            I appreciate this is a tad agricultural and not the way of the RH Svengali, but as I say I have had too many scares with RH styles in the past to bother with them.

            So in this case, I have absolutely no idea where this html coding came from:
            style="border-top-width: 4px; border-top-style: Solid;"

             

            >> Right click in the table and select Table Style

            Had no impact.

             

            Anyway, this time I have (yet again) elected to stop wasting time trying to fathom another idiosyncray of RH, and I just recreated an empty table from scratch.

            Rather frustrating for the inner geek in me, but c'est la vie.

             

            Cheers,

             

             

             

            Andy

            • 3. Re: Cell border frustration
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              I have had no problems with using the supplied CSS styles or ones I have created except once with a nested table. I would say give them another go.

               

              Picking a style alone will not fix the problem, you haven't said if you ticked the Clean Inline Styling checkbox. Again that has never let me down.

               

              I would offer to take a look but you have got the show on the road by other means.

               


              See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

               

               

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