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Re: Wierd Table Formatting Behaviour


The problem you may be seeing may be due to a setting in the maker.ini
file (fmsgml.ini file for FrameMaker+SGML) which controls whether
FrameMaker adjusts the screen display to more accurately reflect line
layout for printing or look better on the screen.

The setting "DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics=Off" is probably what is in
effect on your system. The line breaks are correct, but you will often
see "extra space" that looks available for additional text at the
right end of lines on the screen. When printed or PDF created, you
will not see this. If you edit the .ini file to change this setting to
"DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics=On", you will get a more accurate display
in terms of where the line physically ends vis-a-vis the right margin,
but the display may not look as good.

Either way, the line breaks will be the same. The difference is in the
manner in which the lines are displayed.

Let us know whether this is indeed the problem on your system and
whether the change in the .ini file "fixes" the symptoms.

        - Dov

At 11/13/00 09:58 PM, Geoffrey Marnell wrote:
>I've noticed that when using certain fonts (for example, Garamond), Frame is
>a bit unpredictable as to where it breaks a line inside a table cell, often
>breaking the line  even though it could quite easily fit in one or more
>words. A bit odd...but here's another table-related anomaly that's totally
>flummoxed me:
>I have a three-row, two-column table with a heading row. The text in each
>cell extends to just one line (that is, there is no word-wrap in any cell).
>The author placed a border around every cell, which is not quite to house
>style. But when I use the Custom Ruling and Shading dialog to set the ruling
>style of the left and right edge of the table to None, each line in each
>cell in the right-most column suddenly displays word wrap, with each line
>mysteriouisly breaking before the last word even though there is plenty of
>room for the last word on the line.
>Anyone know what's going on and how to avoid these line breaks?
>Other info: Win 98, Frame 5.5.6, Printer driver set to Acrobat Distiller,
>Table Font: Garamond.
>Geoff Marnell
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