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I used your advice on creating a new *.htmtable file - great. 90% of what I want to achieve. However, I want a 2-column table, both table and cell borders defined, and shading in the 'title' row. This doens't appear to be do-able. At least with the new HTMTABLE file, I'm saved a few formatting steps. Thanks for your help.I
One possibility is to employ a trick I used to use. Just create a topic containing the table as you wish to see it. Then any time you need that type of table, you edit that topic and copy the table. You then paste the table into the topic where you want it and off you go.
Just thinking out loud... Rick
Or to add to Rick's suggestion, when you have your table formatted as you want it, select it, go into the truecode, copy the HTML, paste it into a Notepad file which you save to your desktop. Then you just copy the HTML into the truecode where you want the table to appear. Use whichever is easier for you.
Why isn't it doable? One of our templates has "both table and cell borders defined, and shading in the 'title' row," and we select how many rows and columns we need in the Insert Table dialog. However, we also need to use a character style for the fonts within (TableHead, TableRow).
Hint: we named our templates with leading numbers and our acronym (1XXX_Header, 1XXX_NoHead, 2XXX_Blank), so that they always appear at the top of the list in the Formats pane. You can assume the first has the shaded head row, the second does not, and the third has no headings or borders at all.