3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2006 6:33 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Prevent cells from expanding

    Level 7
      Hi there,
      I have a problem with an expanding cell.

      Here's the link:
      http://www.robyazubel.com.ar/eqvision/html/news.html

      If you compare this page with others, you can see that the cells on the left
      hand column expand because of the greater length of the column on the right.

      I would like to prevent this with a site wide solution, not just for this
      one page. Any ideas?

      Kind regards

      Roby



        • 1. Re: Prevent cells from expanding
          Level 7
          This exact problem was answered here just yesterday.

          I believe the problem you are having can be simplified if you consider this
          example -

          Put a 2 row by 2 column table on the page. Merge the two right hand cells
          into a single column. Put an image into each left cell, and you will see
          that they merge vertically seamlessly. Now begin to add content to the
          merged cell on the right and you will see that at some point you will have
          forced the two left cells to begin to split apart vertically. The more
          content you add to the right, the further apart the two left cells will get.
          See what I mean?

          To solve the problem, instead of making your page sit in a single table,
          have it in several nested tables. You should be able to put a two column
          table on the page with a nested table in each column. Put your navigation
          in the left nested table, and the
          content in the right nested table. Now, changes to either of the inner
          table's
          structure will not affect either of the inner nested tables.



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          "Roby" <razubel@hotmail.com> wrote in message
          news:eg5kpp$ldv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi there,
          > I have a problem with an expanding cell.
          >
          > Here's the link:
          > http://www.robyazubel.com.ar/eqvision/html/news.html
          >
          > If you compare this page with others, you can see that the cells on the
          > left
          > hand column expand because of the greater length of the column on the
          > right.
          >
          > I would like to prevent this with a site wide solution, not just for this
          > one page. Any ideas?
          >
          > Kind regards
          >
          > Roby
          >
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Prevent cells from expanding
            Level 7
            Roby wrote:

            > Hi there,
            > I have a problem with an expanding cell.
            >
            > Here's the link:
            > http://www.robyazubel.com.ar/eqvision/html/news.html
            >
            > If you compare this page with others, you can see that the cells on the left
            > hand column expand because of the greater length of the column on the right.
            >
            > I would like to prevent this with a site wide solution, not just for this
            > one page. Any ideas?


            In the first column of your main table you should get rid of the rows.
            It is the rows that are being pulled down as you insert more text into
            the right column.

            Merge the rows into one column, then re-insert the nested tables you are
            using back into the column

            Never split or merge table cells into awkard shapes.

            For instance

            Dont use a 2 row x 1 column table where row one is split into 2 columns
            and row two is split into three columns.

            Dont use a 1 row x 2 column table where column one is split into 2 rows
            and column 2 contains only 1 row.

            If you split they must contain equal rows or columns, otherwise nest a
            table to obtain the desired results.

            • 3. Re: Prevent cells from expanding
              Level 7
              Great!
              Thanks guys.

              Roby


              "Osgood" <notavailable@atthisaddress.com> wrote in message
              news:eg5lfn$m6v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Roby wrote:
              >
              > > Hi there,
              > > I have a problem with an expanding cell.
              > >
              > > Here's the link:
              > > http://www.robyazubel.com.ar/eqvision/html/news.html
              > >
              > > If you compare this page with others, you can see that the cells on the
              left
              > > hand column expand because of the greater length of the column on the
              right.
              > >
              > > I would like to prevent this with a site wide solution, not just for
              this
              > > one page. Any ideas?
              >
              >
              > In the first column of your main table you should get rid of the rows.
              > It is the rows that are being pulled down as you insert more text into
              > the right column.
              >
              > Merge the rows into one column, then re-insert the nested tables you are
              > using back into the column
              >
              > Never split or merge table cells into awkard shapes.
              >
              > For instance
              >
              > Dont use a 2 row x 1 column table where row one is split into 2 columns
              > and row two is split into three columns.
              >
              > Dont use a 1 row x 2 column table where column one is split into 2 rows
              > and column 2 contains only 1 row.
              >
              > If you split they must contain equal rows or columns, otherwise nest a
              > table to obtain the desired results.
              >