RV: quadding: on tables? and tables of 3-4 pages

Subject: RV: quadding: on tables? and tables of 3-4 pages
From: "Jordi Mulet" <jmulet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 17:07:46 +0200
-----Original Message-----
De: Jordi Mulet <jmulet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Para: dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fecha: miércoles 8 de abril de 1998 17:01
Asunto: RE: quadding: on tables? and tables of 3-4 pages

>We know that it isn't the best solution but for now it works !
>We have controlled the position of the table inside the page with a PI
>inside the INFORMALTABLE tag that controls the total width of the table,
>using OMLE ( <200 instructions) to calculate the sum of colwidths
>Next, with a customization of the stylesheet, I catched the PI and next I
>formatted the table output with the display-group rule.
>Here the instance:
>    <?width 330pt>                    ; 330 is the sum of colwidths
>        <tgroup>........ </tgroup>
>    <?width 200pt>
>        <tgroup>........</tgroup>
>Here  the customized style-sheet :
>(define ($pi-widthtable$ informaltable)
>  (let ((widthtable (pi-value informaltable "width")))
>      (if widthtable
>      (measurement-to-length widthtable)
>      #f)))
>  (let ((widthtable ($pi-widthtable$ (current-node) )
>        ))
>  (make display-group
>     start-indent: (if widthtable (/ (- %text-width% widthtable) 2 )
>                        (/ (- %text-width% inherited-start-indent) 2)  )
>    space-before: %block-sep%
>    space-after: %block-sep%
>    (process-children)))
>  )
>I know that surely it isn't the "best" and "correct" solution but for now
>What is your opinion ?
>***********Another  problem *********************
>We have build several large tables of 3-4 pages, and sometimes the last row
>of the page is rendered without the bottom line or only a part of the row
>On the next page, the stylesheet create the same row.
>Where can be the problem ?
>-----Original Message-----
>De: Norman Walsh <ndw@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Para: dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Fecha: miércoles 8 de abril de 1998 14:43
>Asunto: quadding: on tables?
>>Following up on an earlier query, I've now tried to set the
>>quadding on a table (in RTF) in every place I can imagine (the
>>surrounding display-group, the table, the table-parts, and with
>>various other hacks).
>>None of my efforts succeeded.  Is it not possible to format
>>tables so that they are right-justified or centered (if they are
>>less than pgwide)?

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