Table Field documentation/tutorials/hints/anything

Paul Looney simplsol at
Tue Jul 22 18:48:17 EDT 2008

Request 670, real table fields, has been the most asked for Rev  
feature for approximately five years!
Someday? Maybe?
I agree with you that it would be most helpful - see my post to  
Bugzilla in 2005.
If you have not already discovered it, you will encounter another  
problem using the existing table for spreadsheet-like calculated  
fields: you can only align the numbers to the left.
At this point I can't honestly say that more votes will help but it  
probably can't hurt.
Paul Looney

On Jul 22, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Gordon Sande wrote:

> I was hoping to use RunRev to display some calculated data
> in spreadsheet like displays. To be useful I need to select
> the data to be displayed in each of several such displays.
> RunRev looked like it might be a good tool. A nice programing
> language with easy control of graphical output under interactive
> input. 2.9 Revolution Media seemed like an easy start.
> Then I read section 4.2.23 on Table Field Control and tried
> to find anything else. The search command must be broken on
> my copy of the documentation as I found nothing else. I did
> find one tutorial which explained that this was an experimental
> feature as of 2.5 which was both undocumented and subject to
> various bugs. Lots of custom properties and arcane addressing
> polynomials to select fields with do-it-yourself handlers.
> What have I managed to miss?
> Citations of further documentation would be welcome. Web URLs
> of examples or tutorials would sure help. Any other hints
> would also be welcome. Even other solutions to my display
> problem would be welcome.
> Eventually I will want to control the size of the cells,
> the weight of the cell boundaries, the font and styling of
> the contents and have the displays scroll in their windows.
> Printing is also on the ToDo list but at this point I can
> not even figure out how to get any values into a table.
> Not a great start.
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