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    Posts posted on making tables

    I wanted to get some help with Markup on making tables, charts or chart/tables if you need to post one--like the one Phil made in IE Post 284967 and the one Jefferson made in Post 283071. In Markup Help, you are referred to two posts that are dead links because of the server search problem. Does anyone have these two posts saved or access to their links so they could be posted here?

    <font color=448800>_____________________________________ _______________________________</font color=448800>

    "You can futher edit this to produce a fancier table. "View code" of Post 162258 to see how. For how to pre-prepare your Tables in Word and Excel, see Post 164109"
    <font color=448800>_____________________________________ ______________________________</font color=448800>

    Thanks,

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Hi SMBP,

    In the attached zip file you'll find two text files: WordMacro.txt and ExcelMacro.txt. You can copy the code in WordMacro.txt into a module in Normal.dot or a global template, and the code in ExcelMacro.txt into a module in Personal.xls.
    In Word, create a table, put the insertion point somewhere in the table, then run the Table2Lounge macro. It will put the "Lounge code" for the table on the clipboard, ready to be pasted into a post.
    In Excel, create a table and select it, then run the Table2Lounge macro. It will ask two questions, then put the "Lounge code" for the table on the clipboard, ready to be pasted into a post.

    Tables can be a good way to present data, but please don't create huge tables.
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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Thanks very much.

    This is just more an incentive for me to get to work learning Excel.

    SMBP

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    This Table Generator will not only help you create them, but understand how they are set up as you create, modify the values and preview them. Make sure you close the old pop-up preview window before you click 'Generate' for the next preview window.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Bruce,

    As you are aware, the Lounge doesn't allow straight HTML codes in a post, so the least that should be done with the HTML from the Table Generator is replace < by [ and > by ]. The Style part doesn't work in the Lounge.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    For little tables like that I code them manually using Lounge markup. It takes several previews to spot the bugs and get the cellpadding just right. I'm not going to try to recreate my earlier post; if you review an online source for the legal attributes in a <TABLE> tag, you will find that some work here, too.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    I appreciate knowing about the Table Generator, macros that are used, and will look at and practice with the info in markup.

    SMBP

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Hi, Hans ~

    Aware that HTML is not allowed in the Lounge. I may have made the erroneous assumption that one would know to copy the generated code into Notepad and the replace the carats w/ brackets. The same assumption was made to disregard 'style' tags for the purposes herein. The Table Generator is helpful for those who may not have a firm grasp with the table values and data and will enable one to modify same to understand the relationship of each and how they work and appear.

    Sorry for any confusion.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Bruce,

    My post was not meant to disparage the Table Generator, it is a useful tool for generating HTML tables and for learning how the elements of a table are constructed; I just wanted to point out that the generated HTML can't be pasted into a Lounge post directly, for those less familiar with HTML and Lounge markup.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Hi, Hans ~

    Goodness, no, I understood that and did not take it in that manner. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> You are right and just wanted to acknowledge I shouldn't have made the assumption I did in my haste.

    Would that be [i]posthaste[i]?? <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    I know the lounge does not entertain markup and Jefferson explained the reason(s) why to me a while back--(could open up to exploits more readily?)--months ago--am glad to learn some HTML setups from Table Generator--wish I understood the relationship of markup if any to HTML--or has the markup used here been custom tailored specifically for the lounge, or is it a universal language that would be used in other settings?

    SMBP

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Much of the Lounge markup is simply HTML markup with square brackets [ and ] substituted for < and >. For instance, in HTML, you make a word bold by placing and around it. In the Lounge, that becomes <!t><!/t> and <!t><!/t>.

    There are special forum tags such as the ones you use to refer to another post; they aren't converted to HTML by replacing [ with < etc., but they do something more.

    Some other discussion forums use the same technique, but I have no idea which do and which don't.

    There are also some special extensions that have been added by our Administrators specifically for the Lounge. The <!t>[hide]<!/t> ... <!t>[/hide]<!/t> pair, for instance, generates two pairs of HTML tags.

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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    The Lounge software is a severely hacked version of a product called W3Threads - now UBBThreads. If you're going to be getting into the business of running boards like this one, then this kind of markup has practical value to you. If not......

    As you may know, markup is something that was in the printing business long before the Internet came to be. WordPerfect can still be edited in mark-up mode. XML is another form of mark-up.
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    Re: Posts posted on making tables

    Thanks to both of you. This kind of perspective helps. I have noticed some of the variations on different boards/groups.

    SMBP

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