I have always avoided tables in Robohelp. My reasons were:
1. Blank rows would still appear if you use conditional text
(I see this is fixed in 6 & it sounds like it carries through
2. When I went to print, I always had problems getting the
table to appear properly. Column title names would not be alligned
properly or shortened in the wrong area and the table often would
"roll off" the right side of the page because of somewhat large but
normal left margin.
So..I have two questions:
1. Is number two above a valid concern anymore?
2. Are there any other reasons not to use tables in Robohelp
or tips you can give me if we implement them?
Best practice for tables in HTML (RH or not) is to use
percentages instead of absolute measures. Using this method, we
have had no problems with the transform into Printed Doc.
For 2-column tables at normal paragraph level, 100% and
For 2-column tables in a list, 90% and usually 20%,70%
For 2-column tables in a second-level list, 80% and usually
Don't worry about any long, unbroken character strings in
column 1 (such as a long database column name), because the HTML
default is to grab the space it needs to prevent breaking up such a
string. If the text needs 27%, for example, it will take it.