How to Use Table Fields?
dave at looktowindward.com
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
Thanks Richard, got it working now!
All the Best
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