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Subject: RE: [docbook] colspec attribute getting ignored??

This is a limitation of XMLMind XML editor and, indeed, nearly every XML
editor out there.  CALS table support in editors is a bit sketchy, and IIRC,
I've only seen it in Arbortext Epic, XMetal, and epcEdit, all commercial and
relatively expensive.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felix Zanker [mailto:fzanker@riks.nl]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 4:16 AM
> To: 'docbook@lists.oasis-open.org'
> Subject: [docbook] colspec attribute getting ignored??
> Hi,
> I am quite new to using docbook, and im trying to set up 
> documentation for a
> piece of software. I am using XMLMind XML editor to create 
> the file, and had
> to insert the colspec attribute by hand (good ol' notepad) 
> after I could not
> find it in the editor. It does recognise the colspec 
> attribute in the editor
> as it has resized the columns as I want them, but whenever I 
> compile it into
> the online help file, the column size is not as specified. Any help or
> thoughts are appreciated.
> Felix
> Below is the code as seen in notepad.
> <informaltable  frame="none">
> <tgroup align="center" cols="2">
> <colspec colwidth="4cm"></colspec>
> <colspec colwidth="8cm"></colspec>
> <tbody>
> <row>
> <entry align="center" valign="middle">Button</entry>
> <entry align="center" valign="middle">Function</entry>
> </row>
> <row>
> <entry><graphic align="center" fileref="toolopen.png" format="PNG"
> align="middle"></graphic></entry> <entry>This button is to 
> open a .log file
> from a selected source.</entry> </row> </tbody> </tgroup> 
> </informaltable>
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