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Chapter 6. Table Survival Guide

Chapter 6. Table Survival Guide

You’ve probably found many uses for tables in your real-world documents. As with other document elements, you’ve probably discovered that consistent-looking, nicely formatted tables work better than plain vanilla, ordinary ones. FrameMaker’s powerful table tools offer a variety of ways to manipulate and format tables.

You can take your tables from ordinary to extraordinary by specifying a few table properties including width, height, size, number of cells, spacing, borders, and shading. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time you want to use a particular table format—the ability to take advantage of previous work using the Table Catalog is just one of FrameMaker’s many time savers.

This chapter covers a few topics that go beyond the basics of tables in FrameMaker. You’ve probably had a close encounter with some of these troublesome table tasks, which didn’t quite fit with what you originally envisioned the task to be.

Although this chapter is not an introduction to tables, it does begin with a review of some basic table elements. Afterward, you’ll delve into a wide range of table techniques and the challenges they typically present in everyday tasks. I’ll discuss, in no particular order, header rows, titles, custom ruling and shading, figures in tables, and conversion between table and text.


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