Right. I forgot about having to put it into a text frame, too. I avoid putting 
tables into tables because I've often used WebWorks ePublisher to create online 
help. ePublisher views anything inside of an anchored frame as an image (and 
will turn embedded tables into an image), thus ignoring any formatting you have 
applied to table para tags in ePublishers Style Designer.

Nadine

--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Combs, Richard <richard.combs at Polycom.com> wrote:

> From: Combs, Richard <richard.combs at Polycom.com>
> Subject: RE: Converting from Word to FM9: Tables in Tables??
> To: "Alison Craig" <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com>, "Writer" <generic668 at 
> yahoo.ca>
> Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Received: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 3:43 PM
> Nadine wrote: 
> 
> > FM does support tables within tables, but you have to
> put the inner
> > table into an anchored frame.
> 
> Alison Craig responded: 
>  
> > Would this method support the border above and below
> the Note?
> 
> Sure, you're still using a table for the notes, so you
> still have the
> table borders available. But to clarify what Nadine said,
> you can't put
> the table directly into the anchored frame -- there's
> another step
> required. 
> 
> In the table cell where you want the note, first insert an
> anchored
> frame. Use the anchoring pgf and location you prefer, and
> size the
> anchored frame so it will accommodate the note table (you
> can tweak this
> later). 
> 
> Next, create a text frame inside the anchored frame and
> almost filling
> it. Then, put your cursor into the text frame and insert
> the note table.
> 
> 
> Adjust the sizes of the table, the text frame, and the
> anchored frame
> containing it as needed -- you can use the "shrink-wrap"
> command (Esc m
> p) to size the anchored frame snugly around the text frame
> (that also
> sets its Anchoring Position to At Insertion Point, but you
> can change it
> again if necessary). 
> 
> HTH! 
> 
> Richard
> 
> 
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
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