Table width: inches or cm or pixels or 100% of window? [Re: Commit (HEAD): Insert Fixed Column Width Tables]

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Jul 14 2002 - 08:55:14 EDT

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    from the screen shot i notice you use 'inches' and there does not seem to
    be an option to use other measurements.

    msword includes the locales specific measurement in the box, as seen in
    this screenshot of the Microsoft Word 97 insert table dialog. Write does not handle table width in the insert table

    Mozilla uses pixels and percent of window as the measurement for table
    size but i know "Abiword is a Word Processor not a Hypertext editor" (but
    a word processor can be many things).

    Does anyone have a screenshots of more advanced Desktop publishing
    software? I would expect DTP software to have better interfaces for
    table (and frame) layout than wordprocessor.

    Ive got the usuability monkey on my back, aagh! (and although we are not
    entirely metric i try to use cm rather than inches). Somedays you just
    get nostalgic about the days when you did not exactly why computers were
    annoying the hell out of you.

    Alan Horkan

    On Sun, 14 Jul 2002, J.M. Maurer wrote:

    > Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 12:17:17 +0200 (CEST)
    > From: J.M. Maurer <>
    > To:
    > Subject: Commit (HEAD): Insert Fixed Column Width Tables
    > Added an option to insert tables width a fixed column width
    > PS. Jordi: can you add this to the Windows dialog as well? An example of the
    > dialog can be found here:

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