Hello Kevin, > I want to add column headings for the four columns, > that are aligned correctly with the columns they > correspond to.
Wouldn't setting an equal alignment of body and heading columns result in a correct alignment? > 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. Instead of using the table title: Did you try using heading rows? They do appear at the top of the table, as well as at the top of every subsequent page. If actually your column headings do not appear on every subsequent page, select a cell in that row (ctrl + click) and examine the status line. It should say: "Heading Cells". If the row is actually a body row ("Body Cells"), create a real heading row via "Table > Add Rows or Columns | Row(s): To Heading". (see also: http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/tablecleaner/index.htm) > 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. In table cells (and table titles), you need to use the key combination "Esc Tab" to insert a tab stop. Kind regards, Klaus 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 > ESDI