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    Two Column Table

    I'm setting up a web page that I want to be generally "free-form", except that I have a "list" of items that I wanted down the right side.

    I know I *could* do the column down the left side, and it would be easier, but I'd like to see if I can set it up down the right...

    Since the text on the left will change (with time, and on different pages, same format), I thought maybe either frames or a table format might work.

    Any ideas or experience as to which works best?

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    Re: Two Column Table

    Given the choice, I usually prefer tables. Unless you make them too wide to print (grumble, grumble).

    On the other hand, if you want to text in the right column to scroll separately from the text in the left column, frames are easier. I find those blocks of text that move up and down as you scroll a page to be somewhat disquieting...

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    Re: Two Column Table

    Jefferson:

    Thanks...

    I can do tables... too bad I can't do them in Word, and then "Import" them into HTML...

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    Re: Two Column Table

    Oh, but you can do them in Word, and you'll get some wild HTML like you wouldn't believe when you Save As HTML. (I absolutely do NOT recommend using Word as an HTML generator.)

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    Re: Two Column Table

    Jefferson:

    But you know what I thought? Since my coding is bare-bones, I thought I could design the table in Word (WYSIWYG) and then save/import it for code clean-up...

    ??

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    Re: Two Column Table

    If you search here and on the FrontPage board (and maybe the Internet Explorer board) you can find anguished posts and suggested solutions to the way Word creates HTML. As a learning exercise, I see no harm in trying it, but don't get too close to your deadline without being sure you can clean it up in time. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Two Column Table

    So I see... a lot of extraneous code it appears... and I couldn't figure out how to make the blinking grid lines disappear...

    Thanks anyway

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