Describing the Table Layout

Use

You use the table layout to determine:

  • The number of lines and cells
  • The height of each line
  • The width of each cell
  • The alignment of the table in the window
  • Whether and where to display separator lines or frames

See also: Line Types

Procedure

Create a template node. By default, on the Template tab the Table Painter is displayed to let you describe the table layout. You can use this graphical tool for setting all layout attributes except changing the Vertical Alignment, which is set to Current in the default.

In the section below, we only describe how to contruct line types using the Details settings. For a description of the Table Painter functions refer to Defining Line Types.

Besides defining line types graphically, you can also use the table control in the Details settings to define the layout of a line (however, without boxes and shading). Each line of the template must have a definition. You can use one line in the table control to define either the layout of one template line or a common layout for several template lines:

  • Use the columns From and To to specify the lines of your template for which the definition applies. The numbering starts with 1. The intervals in the line definition may neither overlap nor leave gaps. The sequence of the definitions is without meaning.
  • The Height you specify applies for all cells of this line. Specify a Width for each cell you want to display. The sum of the width values must amount to the specified Width of the template.
  • You can reuse the Name of the template line for other lines of the same template. Enter it in the Reference column of the desired lines. The system then copies the values you specified for the line height and the individual cell widths.

You can set boxes and shadings in the Table Painter.

Example

You define the following lines in the table control (in the example without measurement units):

Name

From

To

Reference

Height

1.

2.

3

Line1_2

1

2

 

1

1

2

3

Line3

3

3

 

2

2

2

2

Line4

4

4

Line1_2

1

1

2

3

You use the Pattern box to specify that all cells are separated by visible lines and that the template is framed.

Result

On the form, the template may look like this: