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From: Michael Hannon <jm_hannon@yahoo.com>
To: "nicholas.dokos@hp.com" <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>,
	"Stephen J. Barr" <stephenjbarr@gmail.com>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: how to specify table width in HTML export
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:16:38 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1332227798.16454.YahooMailNeo@web161905.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <24029.1332226407@alphaville>

> From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
> Stephen J. Barr <stephenjbarr@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This seems like a simple question but I can't seem to find the answer?
>> How do I specify the table width for an org-table that I will export
>> to HTML?
> Not sure about the real HTMl syntax, or whether this is the best
> solution (I'd imagine CSS would be better *if* it can be done with CSS)
> but the following:
> #+ATTR_HTML: width="100"
> | col1 | col2 |
> |------+------|
> |    1 |    3 |
> |      |      |
> gets translated into an HTML table with an opening tag like this:
> <table  border="2" cellspacing="0"
> cellpadding="6" rules="groups" frame="hsides"
> width="100">
> Does that do the trick?

Indeed, I think CSS would be a better approach.  And of course I don't know
what this particular application is, but it's usually better to specify the
width of objects as a percentage of the overall width.

This is discussed, for instance, at:


Here's a line from one of my old .org files that shows the syntax:

    #+STYLE:    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./junk.css" />

It's also possible to embed the styling information directly in the Org-mode
file, but I find that to be less convenient, as you then have to re-export to
make a change to the style.

Caveat: I haven't done any HTML exporting to speak of lately, certainly none
that has involved CSS, so it may be that the syntax has changed (i.e.,
compared to the above STYLE directive).

-- Mike

  reply	other threads:[~2012-03-20  7:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-20  6:06 Stephen J. Barr
2012-03-20  6:53 ` Nick Dokos
2012-03-20  7:16   ` Michael Hannon [this message]
2012-03-20 14:42     ` Nick Dokos

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