FW: Decimal tabs in HTML Help?

Subject: FW: Decimal tabs in HTML Help?
From: "Lisa M. Bronson" <lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:18:07 -0600

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Lisa B.


I'm trying to use decimal tabs instead of left alignment in HTML Help,
but I can't get it to work. I currently have a CSS containing
definitions for left alignment like this:

.avpentry-tab3 { font-size: 9pt; font-style: italic; margin-top:
-12pt; margin-bottom: 1pt; margin-left: 269.35pt; }

and the HTML contains code like this, to position the text "190.-":

<p class=avpentry-tab3><span class=avcamount>190.-</span></p>
(avcamount is just a colour definition)

I'm trying to rewrite this to use decimal tabs. I found no
specification I could use in the CSS, but I found some tab attributes
that should work in HTML:

<tab align=decimal dp=".">

But if I use something like this:

<p class=avpentry-tab3><span class=avcamount><tab align=decimal>190.-</span></p>

the amount is still left aligned. What am I doing wrong? I can't get
it to work in regular HTML either. If I should use the CSS, how can I
do that?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


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