You use this tab page to determine the table layout for a table node (or a complex section).
In contrast to the template node, where you fix all lines and columns of the table, you determine mere table types on the Table tab. You select these table types when displaying the inferior nodes. This means that you can use them in any sequence during table output.
Specifying the Table Layout by Line Types
When you select the Table tab, by default, the Table Painter is called. Here, you can define your line types graphically. A line type specifies:
The height of the table line is determined dynamically and depends on the cell contents as well as on the style used. The highest cell determines the height of the line.
Determine a line type for the table heading, a line type for the items in the table, and a line type for the output of a total. To do this, fill in three lines in the table control.
Defining the Line Types
To describe the line types, use theTable Painter or a table control in the Details settings, which you call by using a pushbutton on the tab page. The forllowing values you can change only in the Details settings:
General Settings for the Table Layout
The attributes in the Table Pattern box and for the table width as well as the Horizontal Alignment apply for the entire table. These attributes are identical with the attributes of the template (see:Describing the Table Layout).