RE: Decimal tabs in HTML Help?

Subject: RE: Decimal tabs in HTML Help?
From: Stefan Olson <Stefan -at- olsonsoft -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "'derke -at- accountview -dot- com'" <derke -at- accountview -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:24:41 +1300

Lisa,

HTMLHelp does not support tabs. I am not sure where you have seen tabs in
the specification, but last time I looked (which is a while) there was
nothing.

In the Hypertext Studio we wrote our own XML technology for tabs (to support
WinHelp). However in HTML tables are what is used in that sort of
situation. Obviously that will not work in a decimal situation.

...Stefan

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From: Lisa M. Bronson [mailto:lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, 19 November 2005 5:18 a.m.
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Subject: FW: Decimal tabs in HTML Help?

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Thanks,
Lisa B.

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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!

Derk
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