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Subject:Re: WinHelp Question (table borders) From:"David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 9 Feb 1999 12:38:33 -0800
Brierley, Sean wrote:
> The overwhelming consensus was that WinHelp neither supports table
> shading nor supports table ruling.
> Workarounds offered included drawing the table, capturing the table
> as a graphic, and a workaround that I will try from David Knopf
> (www.knopf.com), which involves inserting the table as an OLE object.
If you can live without shading, here a couple of ways to get borders:
* Define a paragraph style that includes borders, and apply that
style to the paragraphs in your table. You may have to adjust
column width and "space between" to get the right look.
* (For horizontal borders only) Define a paragraph style that
consists of only a border, and insert a row that contains a
paragraph of that style wherever you want a horizontal border.
The second method is easier, but neither is rocket science--they just
take a couple of practice runs.
David M. Brown - Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com