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    Forcing table junk (FP2002)

    Hi;

    I've recently upgraded to FP2002 from 2000 and others in the company have also. We've noticed a strange new habit; when we create a table, FP adds the following code the the <table> tag: style="border-collapse: collapse"

    This is highly annoying, and a suspected cause of another table problem - when using a background color, border color, and border size, FP will not display the table correctly in normal or preview views, yet it previews in browser correctly. In normal view the border has a beveled appearance, when a solid border is desired and appears as such in the browser.

    Whether or not it has any bearing on the display problem, is there a way to prevent FP from adding the style="border-collapse: collapse" junk? Incidentally, in the table properties dialogue, if you hit the Style button the Description field reads border-collapse: collapse, which seems to imply that this is some kind of default. Yet I can't figure out any context for this 'style.'

    Thanks, <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    Dave

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    Re: Forcing table junk (FP2002)

    From: Spider Web Woman Designs - FrontPage 2002 Tips and Tricks

    Question: How do I remove the "border-collapse: collapse" that gets added to the code of my tables?

    Answer: Table | Insert Table | set the Border size to 0 (zero), then click Style | Format | Border and choose "none" from the Style dropdown box. Click OK, OK, check the box that says "Set as default for new tables" and click OK again. Then right-click on the table, choose table properties, and put a check in the "Show both cells and table borders" box.

    This should also apply to all new tables you create from now on.

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    Re: Forcing table junk (FP2002)

    Here are a couple of links on the border: collapse property.
    1. Microsoft's
    2. ww3.org
    3. to be honest, I found this one to be the most readable.
    Unfortunately, none of them tell how to change the default table in FP. Something that annoyed me right away. Perhaps someone else will have a suggestion.
    I will say - that I do not recommend using the preview pane in ANY version of FP. It uses a subset of the IE engine to display your pages - and the display is almost always "wrong" somehow.

    HTH
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    Re: Forcing table junk (FP2002)

    Thanks Leif!
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    Re: Forcing table junk (FP2002)

    This worked! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Thanks much!
    Dave

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