In addition to the advice and solutions in the other responses, I want to point out that tabbing or "space space spacing" are not very good ways to be aligning text in FrameMaker. The "right" way to do it is to set the First and Left Indents in the Paragraph Designer and to give that formatting a name so that you can replicate it wherever you need it. And this advice applies to all paragraphs, not just the table tile or headings. Not using named styles undercuts much of the power of the FrameMaker document model.
Also, if you're finding that the printed results do not match the on-screen display in terms of horizontal positioning, there is a setting in the maker.ini file (in the main FrameMaker installation directory) that can improve matters considerable. First, close FrameMaker if it's open. Next, make a backup copy of maker.ini. Then open the maker.ini file in a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and search for the DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics item, which is in the "Font Options" section about halfway down in the file. In a default installation this item will be equated to Off. Change the value to On, then save the file and re-launch FrameMaker. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Hunter Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:53 PM To: 'framers at lists.frameusers.com' Subject: Table Title Alignment Issue hi all, I have a situation that would seem to be simple, but I can't find a good solution. In one of our user guides we have a lengthy list of items that I've placed into a 4-column table. The table spans several pages. The table is also frequently ammended (entries added or removed), so the length and relative position of the rows vis a vis the page breaks changes. I want to add column headings for the four columns, that are aligned correctly with the columns they correspond to. I want these column headings to appear at the top of the table, as well as at the top of every subsequent page. So I'm trying to use the Table Title. However, when I use the title, I find I can't put tab stops in, because when I actually press the tab key, the cursor jumps to the first table cell. So in order to place my table headings, I have to set the alignment on that style to left, and space space space over to a spot that approximately lines up with the column below, and type my heading. This works all right (but not great; alignment isn't exact) while I'm looking at the thing on the screen, but when I generate the PDF version, the column heading locations vary slightly from the screen version I'm looking at and don't line up perfectly with the columns. So I end up having to mess with the spacing, re-gen the PDF (which is a pain) and so on, until I end up with something that works in the PDF, but looks wrong on my screen. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Kevin Hunter ESDI _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.