5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2007 4:17 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders

    Level 7
      Hi

      Im using MX 2004.

      I'd like to add a coloured outside border to my table but when I select the
      table and choose a border colour it is automatically applied to all cell
      borders i.e
      including the inside borders. How do I remove the internal borders or
      simply set an outline border only?

      This is proving to be rather cumbersome - spoilt by the ease of tables in MS
      Word!

      Thanks for any info.

      Ian



        • 1. Re: Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders
          Level 7
          Use CSS instead of HTML borders, e.g.,

          table { border:1px solid green; }

          or -

          <table style="border:1px solid pink;">

          > spoilt by the ease of tables in MS Word!

          You'll do yourself a big favor if you forget everything you know about
          tables in Microsoft Word. This knowledge will HURT you when you are working
          with HTML tables.

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          "Ian R" <sorry@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
          news:f9upbo$a20$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi
          >
          > Im using MX 2004.
          >
          > I'd like to add a coloured outside border to my table but when I select
          > the
          > table and choose a border colour it is automatically applied to all cell
          > borders i.e
          > including the inside borders. How do I remove the internal borders or
          > simply set an outline border only?
          >
          > This is proving to be rather cumbersome - spoilt by the ease of tables in
          > MS Word!
          >
          > Thanks for any info.
          >
          > Ian
          >
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders
            Level 7
            Hi Murray

            Thanks for the advice about WORD tables! Ive already felt the pain -
            assuming I could do the same in DW.

            I know nothing about CSS and havent a clue how to begin using your
            suggestion.

            Could you or anyone suggest a good online tutorial for CSS beginners?

            Thanks

            Ian


            "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
            news:f9uqfs$b9c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Use CSS instead of HTML borders, e.g.,
            >
            > table { border:1px solid green; }
            >
            > or -
            >
            > <table style="border:1px solid pink;">
            >
            >> spoilt by the ease of tables in MS Word!
            >
            > You'll do yourself a big favor if you forget everything you know about
            > tables in Microsoft Word. This knowledge will HURT you when you are
            > working with HTML tables.
            >
            > --
            > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
            > Adobe Community Expert
            > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
            > ==================
            > http://www.dreamweavermx-templates.com - Template Triage!
            > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
            > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
            > http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/ - Macromedia (MM) Technotes
            > ==================
            >
            >
            > "Ian R" <sorry@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
            > news:f9upbo$a20$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >> Hi
            >>
            >> Im using MX 2004.
            >>
            >> I'd like to add a coloured outside border to my table but when I select
            >> the
            >> table and choose a border colour it is automatically applied to all cell
            >> borders i.e
            >> including the inside borders. How do I remove the internal borders or
            >> simply set an outline border only?
            >>
            >> This is proving to be rather cumbersome - spoilt by the ease of tables in
            >> MS Word!
            >>
            >> Thanks for any info.
            >>
            >> Ian
            >>
            >>
            >>
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders
              Level 7
              http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/css/qdmacfly/index.htm
              http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/dreamweaver/css.html
              http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/tableless_layout_dw8.html
              http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/css_concepts.html
              http://apptools.com/examples/pagelayout101.php


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              "Ian R" <sorry@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
              news:fa6uh5$oc8$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi Murray
              >
              > Thanks for the advice about WORD tables! Ive already felt the pain -
              > assuming I could do the same in DW.
              >
              > I know nothing about CSS and havent a clue how to begin using your
              > suggestion.
              >
              > Could you or anyone suggest a good online tutorial for CSS beginners?
              >
              > Thanks
              >
              > Ian
              >
              >
              > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
              > news:f9uqfs$b9c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Use CSS instead of HTML borders, e.g.,
              >>
              >> table { border:1px solid green; }
              >>
              >> or -
              >>
              >> <table style="border:1px solid pink;">
              >>
              >>> spoilt by the ease of tables in MS Word!
              >>
              >> You'll do yourself a big favor if you forget everything you know about
              >> tables in Microsoft Word. This knowledge will HURT you when you are
              >> working with HTML tables.
              >>
              >> --
              >> Murray --- ICQ 71997575
              >> Adobe Community Expert
              >> (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
              >> ==================
              >> http://www.dreamweavermx-templates.com - Template Triage!
              >> http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
              >> http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
              >> http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/ - Macromedia (MM) Technotes
              >> ==================
              >>
              >>
              >> "Ian R" <sorry@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
              >> news:f9upbo$a20$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >>> Hi
              >>>
              >>> Im using MX 2004.
              >>>
              >>> I'd like to add a coloured outside border to my table but when I select
              >>> the
              >>> table and choose a border colour it is automatically applied to all cell
              >>> borders i.e
              >>> including the inside borders. How do I remove the internal borders or
              >>> simply set an outline border only?
              >>>
              >>> This is proving to be rather cumbersome - spoilt by the ease of tables
              >>> in MS Word!
              >>>
              >>> Thanks for any info.
              >>>
              >>> Ian
              >>>
              >>>
              >>>
              >>
              >>
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders
                bfinprague
                I'm having a similar problem. I want to get rid of the borders around cells in a table (including external borders). When I try CSS, I create a new style for this document. Then I just get the dialogue box that allows me to change type, background, box, block, border, etc.
                How do I create a table style?
                I've already set the border to 0 and matched background color and border color in the property inspector. I should say that the borders show up in Opera and FF, but not IE. Thanks.
                • 5. Re: Tables - Only want Outline Border not internal borders
                  Level 7
                  You can do this three ways -

                  1. Redefine the table tag in CSS so that any table on the page will show
                  the desired style, e.g.,

                  table { border:1px solid blue; }

                  2. Create an id selector so that only one table on the page will show the
                  desired style, e.g.,

                  table#special { border:1px solid blue; }

                  ...

                  <table id="special">

                  3. Create a custom class that can be used on multiple (buy not necessarily
                  all) tables on the page, e.g.,

                  table.special { border:1px solid blue; }

                  ...

                  <table class="special">

                  > I've already set the border to 0 and matched background color and border
                  > color
                  > in the property inspector. I should say that the borders show up in Opera
                  > and
                  > FF, but not IE.

                  Border color is invalid HTML when applied this way. But it would only show
                  in IE, not in Opera or FF.

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                  "bfinprague" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:fenihv$ck1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > I'm having a similar problem. I want to get rid of the borders around
                  > cells in
                  > a table (including external borders). When I try CSS, I create a new style
                  > for
                  > this document. Then I just get the dialogue box that allows me to change
                  > type,
                  > background, box, block, border, etc.
                  > How do I create a table style?
                  Thanks.
                  >