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Table formatting
Using CSS is there a way to control size of table

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Msg#: 997 posted 1:59 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am not primarily web designer, but I am a Lotus Notes designer and now that we use lot of web components, I don't want to miss the opportunity.

I have a notes database with rich text field which has many tables. Some tables are Indented and go beyond the page size.

I would appreciate if someone helps me in fixing this problem for the web.

I can control the text, by adding a table with fixed witdth and wrapping the text but then some tables withing tables of already stored text get cut by the base table size.

Thanks, appreciate all the help.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member nick_w us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 997 posted 1:40 pm on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry, havn't got a clue ;)

Is it really a CSS question I wonder?



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Msg#: 997 posted 7:49 pm on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

There are many different ways to control tables with HTML and CSS, but I am a little fuzzy on the exact nature of your problem can you give a little more detail of what you are tiring to do.


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Msg#: 997 posted 12:22 pm on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the response to you all.

In Notes we create forms which have all fields and are used for storing documents.

Fields are of many type Text, number, computed(keywords,text) and RichText.

This field is rich text, which was using notes editor was populated. IT has tables. whole body of this field is indented. Notes is somehow able to render it but in html document comes fine but the text in rich text field is aligned way to the right.

I was intending if there was a way use CSS to set property of table so that it starts in the left and cancels the indents.

I want it to fit in letter size page when printed and not show out of frame ( so that users don't have to scroll).

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate all the help I can get.


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Msg#: 997 posted 5:14 pm on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am with Nick_W is this really a CSS question or there something more sinister at work. Rich Text contains formatting information such as indent, line wrap font size ect. If your data is in an HTML TABLE it should obey the table with and height if itís more data than the table can hold it will almost always expand vertically. Your problems seem to me like something that can happen when another program is used to turn non-HTML data into HTML, for example export as HTML. Are you using a program to convert your data to HTML or are you hand coding.

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