It's not a strange problem, and it has an easy solution because FrameMaker is designed to work this way.
If you construct an example of exactly how you want your table to appear and then use the New Format command in the Table Designer, FrameMaker will create a new named table format that matches the example table. Besides capturing all of the properties in the Table Designer, the table format also includes a set of default properties that will be used whenever you create a new table using that format. (But note that these default properties will *not* be used if you apply the table format to a table that already exists with some other format.) The new table default properties that are captured from the example when you create or update a table format include: - the number of columns and their widths - the number of heading, body, and footing rows - the paragraph format for each cell in the (first) heading row - the paragraph format for each cell in the first body row - the paragraph format for each cell in the (first) footing row All you have to do to replicate the table format you have defined is to choose your named table format when you use the Table>Insert Table command. Or if what you're trying to accomplish is a warning or caution that uses a specific graphic/icon in the first column, another approach to consider is placing an example of the table, complete with the icon, on a Reference Page so that it can simply be copied and pasted wherever it is needed. And if this approach is useful to you, there are several plug-ins or add-ons that can streamline the process; there's a Silicon Prairie tool that gets mentioned on the list frequently, but I can't remember it's name right now (need more coffee...). My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) 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 Surbhi Singhal Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 5:10 AM To: framers at frameusers.com Subject: Urgent: Table Row with different Table Cell formats Hi Framers I am caught with a strange problem. I need to define a table with single row and two columns. The left column has to contain graphic and the right column contains Text. I know that we can do this manually by selecting formats from the fomat selection drop-down. But is there a way to assign both the columns different formats. So that when ever that table format is selected; both the columns automatically reflect the assigned table format. Please let me know of the possibility with any of structured ot unstructured framemaker. Thanks a lot Surbhi _______________________________________________ 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.