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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Michael Hannon <jm_hannon@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Stephen J. Barr" <stephenjbarr@gmail.com>,
	nicholas.dokos@hp.com,
	"emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: how to specify table width in HTML export
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:42:48 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <26581.1332254568@alphaville> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Michael Hannon <jm_hannon@yahoo.com> of "Tue\, 20 Mar 2012 00\:16\:38 PDT." <1332227798.16454.YahooMailNeo@web161905.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>

Michael Hannon <jm_hannon@yahoo.com> wrote:

> > 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.
> 

Just to make sure

#+ATTR_HTML: width="50%"

is just the "same" as far as the HTML exporter is concerned: it'll just blindly
tack it to the <table ...> tag.

> This is discussed, for instance, at:
> 
>     http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_table.asp
> 

Nice reference, thanks! Particularly for those (like me) whose CSS fu is
weak to non-existent.

> 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).
> 

I think things have not changed in this area.

Nick

      reply	other threads:[~2012-03-20 14:43 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
2012-03-20 14:42     ` Nick Dokos [this message]

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