You can do this (and it's work):

Set up your table with all the usual settings. Get your black outside lines (I 
made them Thick) and your inside lines (Thin, redefined the color as white). 
Once done you have a table with the rules you need.

Now add an extra row/colum all the way around the outside. Set the custom 
rule/shade to drop the borders for colum/line to none. Also set the outside 
border to none for the OPPOSITE side that you are working with. For example, if 
working on a colum on the right of the table, set the left outside to none. 
Apply it all.

You end up with a column that is set with a thick black border on the right, 
top, and bottom. No lines in it.

Resize it to zero inches.

Repeat with the same ideas for the top/left/bottom of the table.

If it helps, let me know. If you have issues with doing this, email me and I'll 
make a quick video for you on the idea. You will have to do some work with the 
sizing for truly perfect sizing, but I can mock it up here quickly, so with 
some time/effort it can likely be perfected.

Bernard



----- Original Message -----
From: fdom...@infocon.com
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Sent: 12/6/09 9:22 AM
Subject: White ruling on Frame tables/

> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
> I would appreciate any help or advice about  an issue I have just
> noticed with FrameMaker under Windows. I am using version 9 under Vista,
> but I have checked that what I describe here also applies to versions 6
> through 8 under XP.
> 
>  
> 
> I need to create a table with white horizontal ruling lines and black
> borders around the entire table. (The cells' background is in a shade of
> gray.)
> 
>  
> 
> *         If I select a single line for the black border, the white
> horizontal ruling lines are drawn completely across the vertical border
> lines.
> 
>  
> 
> *         If I select a double line for the border, the white horizontal
> lines are superimposed by a pixel or two over the first vertical border
> line. This superposition is more evident when the document is printed to
> PDF.
> 
>  
> 
> In both cases the table general appearance is strange to say the least.
> 
>  
> 
> Is there a way to draw white ruling lines that do not cross the table
> border lines? 
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you very much,
> 
>  
> 
> Fernan M. Dominguez
> 
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> 
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