Table cells size

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RobinR
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Table cells size

Post by RobinR » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:28 am

Hi all,

I don't find where I can define the size of the cells of a table (in cm or other measure) in the Table palette.

Thanks in advance for the answers.

Robin

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Re: Table cells size

Post by jannuss » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:52 pm

RobinR wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:28 am
Hi all,

I don't find where I can define the size of the cells of a table (in cm or other measure) in the Table palette.

Thanks in advance for the answers.

Robin
You are correct, Robin, but there're two (somewhat messy) work-arounds
1. set the cel size manually using the rulers as a guide
2. use the paragraph and character attributes to control cell size.

Janet

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Re: Table cells size

Post by RobinR » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks for the answer !

I proceed the way you explain.
However, I am not absolutely certain of the quality of my eyesight to have cells with a similar size (and I won't use a physical ruler on my computer's screen :lol:).
For minor works (I mainly use Mellel for exams mixing Hebrew and Latin alphabets, as this word processor is absolutely stable, compared with MS Word) it is okay.
But if I were to write a paper or a dissertation, I would need a better way to control the size of the cells of tables.

I presume that, as Mellel is in constant development, that type of function could be added to the program - a welcome improvement, IMO.

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Re: Table cells size

Post by jannuss » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:32 pm

I've never actually felt the need to control the size of the cells per se -- I just let the character/paragraph attributes take control. On occasion I've used cell padding as well.

Frankly, I can't think of a usage that would require a specific cell size.

Text does are another story -- they can be tightly controlled.

Janet

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