Hi Bernard,

Thanks you for your suggestion. However, the table I am designing is
going to be treated as a "template" by a variety of authors. I am afraid
that if I give them a table with a couple of zero-width columns, these
columns may expand unexpectedly when the authors try to resize
neighboring cells (or the entire table.) Is there a way of preventing
this from happening?

Fernan


-----Original Message-----
From: bern...@publishingsmarter.com
[mailto:bernard at publishingsmarter.com] 
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:07 AM
To: Fernan M. Dominguez
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: White ruling on Frame tables/

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
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> INFOCON
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