Subject: Re: Table workaround
From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2000 - 08:18:37 CST
On Mon, 25 Dec 2000, Georg Lehner wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 08:06:47AM +1100, Martin Sevior wrote:
> > which does have tables support. Eventually we will use GtkHtml (and
> > oppenoffice, kword, and Lyx) for clues on how best to implement Tables in
> Finally I downloaded kword to try the table support it has.
> What the developers promise looks very nice to me (maybe because it is
> very close to my "minipage" proposal :) but the handling with tables
> (=framesets) seems a little counterintuitive to me, e.g. yo have to
> click/switch between text and frame editing mode.
> After only a few editing actions the rendering goes nuts, the cells do
> not more appear where they should and the helper-grids partially
> disappear. The ps-renderer however still works, wo I suppose the
> internal xml-representation too. When closing and reopening the file
> the table still do not appear at its place, but at the top of the
> So it seems to me, that there is still no decent (in terms of machine
> resources) free Wordprocessor available which can do decent tables
> (despite LyX, but...). AbiWord take the challenge?!
I guess this is what Eric Sink and Bob Seivers have been telling us. Doing
a decent job on tables is not easy. Has anyone investigated the Open
Office and GtkHTML versions of tables?
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