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Two Table Tricks

Earlier, we mentioned two of our favorite uses for tables—hanging side headings and boxed paragraphs. This section is our “best guess” attempt to find a place for these tricks in this chapter’s structure.

Using a Table to Create a Box Around a Paragraph

Sometimes, you need to place a box around a paragraph—you often see this formatting used to set off notes and warnings in technical manuals. While you could always draw a box behind the paragraph, you would then have to move the box when the paragraph changes its position on the page due to text editing or layout changes. What you really need is a way to “stick” the box to the paragraph, so that it will follow the paragraph wherever it goes.


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