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Subject:Re: Table formatting and FrameMaker From:Chuck Petch <rcp1 -at- OSI -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 7 Jul 1999 17:19:58 -0700
The table formatting you want is relatively simple to do. Just create
twice as many rows as you need in the table for the products. Then
select the rows in groups of two and select Straddle from the Table
menu. This will combine each group of two rows into a single row. So,
for example, where you had six rows when you started, you now have three
rows after "straddling."
Now select the cells where you need to have a split cell, and select
Table | Unstraddle. This splits the cell into two parts. The line
between the cell parts is horizontal rather than diagonal, but I think
this still achieves your desired result.
Hope that helps and is understandable. It's tough to describe without a
few screenshots to bolster the text explanation.