How to Use Table Fields?

Dave dave at
Thu Mar 20 05:04:02 EDT 2008

On 19 Mar 2008, at 18:19, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Dave wrote:
>> Thanks for this. I can't seem to get it work as documented. I  
>> have  columns as so:
>> column1<tab> column2<tab> column3
>> I set the Width of the field to 600, tabStops to 200, vgrid and  
>> hgrid  to true.
>> This displays 3 columns as expected, however, the middle column's   
>> data exceeds the width of the column, but instead of truncating  
>> as  documented, it overflows into the third column. From the  
>> online help:
>> Any text in a column is truncated when it reaches the right edge  
>> of  the column. To show the entire contents of the column, drag  
>> over the  text to select it. If text at the end of a line does not  
>> have a tab  following it--that is, if it's the last column in the  
>> field--it is  not truncated.
> I believe that's consistent with Excel.
> You can either set the last tabstop to a high number like 9999 to  
> move the column line out of the way, or put " " into each item of a  
> new last column to get the truncation.
> Not sure what's happening with your middle column; here I get the  
> columns truncated when as soon as I set the hGrid and vGrid  
> properties.

Thanks Richard, got it working now!

All the Best

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