Hi Kevin

I agree with all the people who said to avoid tabs as a formatting aid,
but just thought I'd point out that you can use tabs in a table. Just
type Esc-Tab.

As other said, the solution to your problem is to use Heading Rows
instead of the table title. Also, you almost definitely should turn on
display using printer metrics in the maker.ini file.

Cheers, Rebeca

>>> Kevin Hunter <kevinh at excelsystems.com> 11/08/06 06:53 >>>
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

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