11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2006 7:53 AM by ktbCA57

    text alignment in tables

    ktbCA57
      Specifically/currently, i have a table heading (in merged cells acorss 3 columns in a single row) that is set for center alignment, but when i preview it or out put, it shifts to the left and shifts the text to 2 lines instead of one as if the cells aren't merged.I checked the HTML coding, andit looks fine (says that alignment is center).

      Why is this happening.. and no, the tables wasn't imported. The table was created in RH.

      HELP AND THANKS!

      kb
        • 1. Re: text alignment in tables
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Try changing the heading to normal style or something else. Does that make a difference? If it does, it suggests there is something in the style definition that is overriding things.

          Try creating a new topic and using one of the supplied stylesheets. Create a similar table and see if that has the same problem.

          • 2. Re: text alignment in tables
            RoboColum(n) Level 5
            Hi kb. Does the same behaviour occur if you cut and paste the table into another topic? If so, try changing the style to normal.
            • 3. Re: text alignment in tables
              ktbCA57 Level 1
              ok, here is the latest...

              i tried chancing the heading style to "normal" in the style sheet... no difference... it still won't align center in the preview.

              and yes, I have the table set up in a separate topic (since this problem began) so i can play with it and see the true code on its own without worrying about surrounding text, etc... and no luck there... :-(

              the other thing.. i'm not sure if this matters.. but it might... there are 2 heading rows in this table. The text with the problem is the top heaading row. The text in the row below it aligns fine. go figure...

              i have noticed this now in ALL my tables... it isn't just this one.... both heading rows use the same style as well.

              any new ideas?

              THANKS for what you've suggested so far!

              kb
              • 4. Re: text alignment in tables
                CraigCC Level 2
                Hi Kb,

                any chance of pasting the code for us to look at?
                Just the <table> tag code will do

                thanks
                Craig
                • 5. Re: text alignment in tables
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                  In RH HTML there is no menu option to define header rows. Presumably therefore you have added you own HTML?
                  • 6. Re: text alignment in tables
                    ktbCA57 Level 1
                    ok... this is weird but there is no <table> doesn't appear.. but there is a <\table>!

                    here's the code... on this page there is only a table.. not topic title or anything...the table is long so i have to break up the code bewtween responises here's part 1 and it has the header code in it.

                    <!doctype HTML public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Frameset//EN">

                    <html>

                    <!--(==============================================================)-->
                    <!--(Document created with RoboEditor. )============================-->
                    <!--(==============================================================)-->

                    <head>

                    <title>FEATURE/DIRECTORY NO LOOKUP TABLE ONLY</title>

                    <!--(Meta)==========================================================-->

                    <meta http-equiv=content-type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
                    <meta name=generator content="RoboHELP by eHelp Corporation - www.ehelp.com">
                    <meta name=generator-major-version content=0.1>
                    <meta name=generator-minor-version content=1>
                    <meta name=filetype content=kadov>
                    <meta name=filetype-version content=1>
                    <meta name=page-count content=1>
                    <meta name=layout-height content=516>
                    <meta name=layout-width content=689>


                    <!--(Links)=========================================================-->

                    <link rel="StyleSheet" href="DX-120 help.css">



                    </head>

                    <!--(Body)==========================================================-->


                    <body>

                    <!--(Table)=========================================================-->
                    <!--begin!kadov{{--><div align=center><!--}}end!kadov-->
                    <table x-use-null-cells
                    style="padding-left: 6.00pt;
                    padding-top: 4.00pt;
                    padding-right: 6.00pt;
                    padding-bottom: 2.00pt;
                    margin-bottom: 2.00pt;
                    margin-right: 7.74pt;
                    border-left-style: Solid;
                    border-left-width: 4px;
                    border-right-style: Solid;
                    border-right-width: 4px;
                    border-top-style: Solid;
                    border-top-width: 4px;
                    border-bottom-style: Solid;
                    border-bottom-width: 4px;
                    border-left-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-top-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-bottom-color: #0a2d84;
                    x-cell-content-align: Center;
                    left: 85px;
                    top: 554px;
                    width: 465px;
                    height: 424px;
                    float: aligncenter;
                    border-spacing: 0px;
                    border-spacing: 0px;"
                    cellspacing=0
                    height=424
                    width=465>
                    <col>
                    <col style="width: 145.4pt;">
                    <col style="width: 80pt;">

                    <tr style="x-cell-content-align: center;
                    background-color: #e6e6e6;
                    height: 20px;"
                    valign=middle
                    bgcolor=#E6E6E6>
                    <td colspan=3
                    rowspan=1
                    style="width: 85.1pt;
                    background-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-left-width: 1px;
                    border-left-style: Solid;
                    border-left-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-width: 1px;
                    border-right-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-style: solid;
                    border-bottom-width: 1px;
                    border-bottom-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-bottom-style: solid;
                    border-top-width: 1px;
                    border-top-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-top-style: solid;"
                    bgcolor=#0A2D84
                    width=85.1pt>
                    <p class=TABLEheading
                    style="text-align: center;"
                    align=center>DIRECTORY NUMBERS</td>
                    <td_null>
                    <td_null></tr>

                    <tr style="x-cell-content-align: center;
                    background-color: #e6e6e6;
                    height: 20px;"
                    valign=middle
                    bgcolor=#E6E6E6>
                    <td style="width: 85.1pt;
                    background-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-left-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-left-style: Solid;
                    border-left-width: 1px;
                    border-right-style: solid;
                    border-right-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-width: 1px;
                    border-bottom-style: solid;
                    border-bottom-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                    bgcolor=#0A2D84
                    width=85.1pt>
                    <p class=TABLEheading><!--kadov_tag{{<spaces>}}-->    <!--kadov_tag{{</spaces>}}-->Feature<a
                    name=IX_Directory_Numbers></a><a name=IX_numbers_directory></a></td>
                    <td style="width: 193px;
                    background-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-style: solid;
                    border-right-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-width: 1px;
                    border-bottom-style: solid;
                    border-bottom-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                    bgcolor=#0A2D84
                    width=193px>
                    <p class=TABLEheading> </td>
                    <td style="width: 106px;
                    background-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-style: solid;
                    border-right-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-right-width: 1px;
                    border-bottom-style: solid;
                    border-bottom-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                    bgcolor=#0A2D84
                    width=106px>
                    <p class=TABLEheading>Directory <br>
                    Numbers</td></tr>

                    <tr style="x-cell-content-align: center; height: 47px;"
                    valign=middle>
                    <td rowspan=2
                    style="width: 85.1pt;
                    border-left-color: #0a2d84;
                    border-left-style: Solid;
                    border-left-width: 1px;
                    border-right-style: Solid;
                    border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                    border-right-width: 1px;
                    border-bottom-style: Solid;
                    border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                    border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                    width=85.1pt>


                    THANKS!
                    • 7. Re: text alignment in tables
                      ktbCA57 Level 1
                      here's part 2:

                      p class=tableitem
                      style="font-weight: bold; margin-left: 12px;">Co <!--kadov_tag{{<ignored>}}-->gp<!--kadov_tag{{</ignored>}}-->
                      <br>
                      (CO line group)</td>
                      <td style="width: 193px;
                      border-right-style: Solid;
                      border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-right-width: 1px;
                      border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-bottom-style: solid;
                      border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                      width=193px>
                      <p class=tableitem
                      style="margin-left: 12px;">1</td>
                      <td style="width: 106px;
                      border-right-style: Solid;
                      border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-right-width: 1px;
                      border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-bottom-style: solid;
                      border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                      width=106px>
                      <p class=tableitem
                      style="margin-left: 12px; text-align: center;"
                      align=center>9</td></tr>

                      <tr style="x-cell-content-align: center; height: 25px;"
                      valign=middle>
                      <td_null>
                      <td style="width: 193px;
                      border-right-style: Solid;
                      border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-bottom-style: Solid;
                      border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-right-width: 1px;
                      border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                      width=193px>
                      <p class=tableitem
                      style="margin-left: 12px;">2~8</td>
                      <td style="width: 106px;
                      border-right-style: Solid;
                      border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-bottom-style: Solid;
                      border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-right-width: 1px;
                      border-bottom-width: 1px;"
                      width=106px>
                      <p class=tableitem
                      style="margin-left: 12px; text-align: center;"
                      align=center>740~746</td></tr>

                      <tr style="x-cell-content-align: center; height: 23px;"
                      valign=middle>
                      <td rowspan=4
                      style="background-color: #a9d2f1;
                      border-left-color: #0a2d84;
                      border-left-style: Solid;
                      border-right-style: Solid;
                      border-right-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-bottom-style: Solid;
                      border-bottom-color: 'VERTICAL DK BLUE';
                      border-right-width: 1px;
                      border-left-width: 1px;
                      border-bottom-width: 1px;
                      width: 85.1pt;"
                      bgcolor=#A9D2F1
                      width=85.1pt>

                      • 8. Re: text alignment in tables
                        ktbCA57 Level 1
                        this table is so long that it will take forever to get this all posted.. do you have enough? or i can send it to you offlist...

                        sorry... and thanks...
                        • 9. Re: text alignment in tables
                          ktbCA57 Level 1
                          sorry, Peter... OF COURSE.. you are right.. there is no option to set up header rows.. DUH... so i guess that part doesn't matter..

                          and no.. i'm not bright enough to set something up in HTML! :-/

                          so it is simply that i forgot that when i created this table weeks ago that it didn't require/allow for specific header rows.
                          • 10. Re: text alignment in tables
                            CraigCC Level 2
                            Looks like it may be an issue with the fixed width of the column...

                            Go to the true code and try removing the attribute 'width: 85.1pt;'
                            This attribute is part of the tag <td colspan=3..........................

                            Does that fix the problem?
                            • 11. Re: text alignment in tables
                              ktbCA57 Level 1
                              you are a genius!

                              hopefully, i can find the same spot in the same place of every table and fix this! THANKS, CRAIG!