> At my job we use unstructured Frame 7.2 on Windows XP. We often typeset > tables that contain columns of numbers. In these columns, we vertically > align cell contents on the decimal. We do it by manually, adding numerical > spaces and hard spaces at the beginning of cell contents where needed. > We'd > like to find a way to automate this.
FrameMaker will handle it for you easily. Assign a paragraph tag to the cells in the column. In the Paragraph Designer, on the Basic tab, assign a new tab stop at the position you want the decimal. Set it as a "Decimal" tab, and put a period in the "Align on" box. Click the Continue button, then the Update All button. Now, all you have to do is put a tab before each number and the numbers will align on the decimal point. (Note: in a table, you have to press Esc Tab to enter a tab. Otherwise, a tab moves the cursor to the next cell.) Mike Wickham