Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-24 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:30:55PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 
 What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
 and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
 center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...

I _think_ I used a float for the table in order to make this work
nicely.  I don't think I was able to get the table to look good
without the float.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-24 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:30:55PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 
 What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
 and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
 center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...

I _think_ I used a float for the table in order to make this work
nicely.  I don't think I was able to get the table to look good
without the float.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-24 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:30:55PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> 
> What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
> and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
> center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...

I _think_ I used a float for the table in order to make this work
nicely.  I don't think I was able to get the table to look good
without the float.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
that wide on letter paper.

The other way I see attacking this would be to rotate the table, but
then I'd want to rotate the whole page.  I tried the package rotating
(or rotate?..) but couldn't get it to work on the page with the table.

:(

TIA!


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
 margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
 any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
 that wide on letter paper.

You can adjust tables to % of page.  This has worked for me, but it
took a great deal of fiddling. 

A


-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 22:54 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
 On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
  Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
  margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
  any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
  that wide on letter paper.
 
 You can adjust tables to % of page.  This has worked for me, but it
 took a great deal of fiddling. 

OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
table settings which addresses this.


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 
 OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
 table settings which addresses this.

In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
menu.  It has Settings… at the bottom.  The option is underneath
that.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 23:13 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
 On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
  
  OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
  table settings which addresses this.
 
 In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
 menu.  It has Settings… at the bottom.  The option is underneath
 that.

What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...


Kenward
-- 
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be 
_teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, 
because passing civilization along from one generation to the next 
ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone 
could have. - Lee Iacocca



shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
that wide on letter paper.

The other way I see attacking this would be to rotate the table, but
then I'd want to rotate the whole page.  I tried the package rotating
(or rotate?..) but couldn't get it to work on the page with the table.

:(

TIA!


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
 margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
 any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
 that wide on letter paper.

You can adjust tables to % of page.  This has worked for me, but it
took a great deal of fiddling. 

A


-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 22:54 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
 On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
  Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
  margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
  any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
  that wide on letter paper.
 
 You can adjust tables to % of page.  This has worked for me, but it
 took a great deal of fiddling. 

OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
table settings which addresses this.


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
 
 OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
 table settings which addresses this.

In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
menu.  It has Settings… at the bottom.  The option is underneath
that.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 23:13 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
 On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
  
  OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
  table settings which addresses this.
 
 In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
 menu.  It has Settings… at the bottom.  The option is underneath
 that.

What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...


Kenward
-- 
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be 
_teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, 
because passing civilization along from one generation to the next 
ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone 
could have. - Lee Iacocca



shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
that wide on letter paper.

The other way I see attacking this would be to rotate the table, but
then I'd want to rotate the whole page.  I tried the package rotating
(or rotate?..) but couldn't get it to work on the page with the table.

:(

TIA!


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
> margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
> any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
> that wide on letter paper.

You can adjust tables to "% of page".  This has worked for me, but it
took a great deal of fiddling. 

A


-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 22:54 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:54:21PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> > Is there any way to force a table to move to the left outside the normal
> > margins? I have a table in a document that really won't fit into a size
> > any smaller than about 7 inches across, but I don't want margins to be
> > that wide on letter paper.
> 
> You can adjust tables to "% of page".  This has worked for me, but it
> took a great deal of fiddling. 

OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
table settings which addresses this.


Kenward
-- 
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be
learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the
last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas Henry Huxley



Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Andrew Sullivan
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> 
> OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
> table settings which addresses this.

In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
menu.  It has "Settings…" at the bottom.  The option is underneath
that.

A

-- 
Andrew Sullivan
a...@shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.


Re: shifting a table outside margins?

2009-08-23 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 23:13 -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:01:32PM -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> > 
> > OK, but I don't know where this goes. There is no setting under the
> > table settings which addresses this.
> 
> In my LyX (1.6.2 on Mac OX X 10.5.x) I can C-click a table, and get a
> menu.  It has "Settings…" at the bottom.  The option is underneath
> that.

What I find I can do is to set each column to a % width. That's fine,
and equivalent to figuring out a number of cm.  The table does not
center itself on the page, though. It slides off to the right...


Kenward
-- 
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be 
_teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, 
because passing civilization along from one generation to the next 
ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone 
could have. - Lee Iacocca