2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2008 4:44 AM by MergeThis

    printing issue

    Lonno7 Level 1
      I've got a topic page with a rather wide table, which isn't allowing me to decrease its width enough to show within the window "frame." Consequently, the part of the table that runs off the page doesn't get printed.

      How to handle...?

      Thanx!
      Lon
        • 1. Re: printing issue
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Hi Lon,
          There are a couple of things to look for here. Check the column sizes of the table. Are any of them set to a size that is big. It is good practice to set table/column sizes to a percentage value. This way they are dynamically resized with the window. The other thing to lok for is whether there is an element in a cell (e.g. an image) that is preventing resizing. Post back if you need further help.
          • 2. Re: printing issue
            MergeThis Level 4
            To expand on Colum's advice: the HTML default protocol is to appropriate as much space as is needed (in each column) to present the longest string without spaces, starting with column 1 and progressing through each column. That is, even if you've set column 1 to only be 12% of the total table width, it will "take" more when presented with a word like "MyExtremelyLongSystemParameter," or some such.

            Additional good practice is to keep the table to 3-4 columns max. Often, some columnar content can be easily added in one of the other columns as an extra block with a bolded label. This can also bring some important content closer to the left margin, instead of being "way out there" in column 8, for example.

            Other options are to keep these tables in a separate, landscaped Word or Excel document, which which can be more easily viewed and printed.


            Good luck,
            Leon