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Body Properties

Body rows are the rows of a table that contain the data. Values you define for table body rows establish the default values for the table, unless you indicate separate header and footer row values.

In Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker, you can define a header row for your table. In FrameMaker, you can also define a footer row. Body rows are typically all rows in a table not already defined as a header or footer rows. However, unless you explicitly specify a row as a header row, ePublisher considers all rows except the footer rows as body rows.

Within body rows, ePublisher lets you specify the table padding. Padding refers to the space between the body border and the body content. You can change the left, top, right, and bottom padding values independently or set all properties to have the same padding. Padding values must be positive numbers.

Left

Specifies the left padding for table body rows. Set a custom value by specifying a number and selecting the unit of measure. Select Auto for ePublisher to automatically set table row padding.

Top

Specifies the top padding for table body rows. Set a custom value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px).Select Auto for ePublisher to automatically set table row padding.

Right

Specifies the right padding for table body rows. Set a custom value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). Select Auto for ePublisher to automatically set table row padding.

Bottom

Specifies the bottom padding for table body rows. Set a custom value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). Select Auto for ePublisher to automatically set table row padding.

Vertical

Specifies the vertical alignment for the content in table body rows. Vertical alignment of content is very important for readability of online information.

If the cells across a table row have differing numbers of content lines, align the content to either the top or the bottom of the table row so that all of the row cells across the page align. Typically, cells within the body of a table area are top-aligned and the header cells for the table are bottom-aligned.

Color

Specifies the border color for table body rows. Select a color from the list or type the RGB value of the border color, such as FFFFFF. RGB value refers to the web standard hexadecimal notation for Red, Green, and Blue color values. RGB values can range from the lowest RGB value of 0 (hex #00) to the highest value of 255 (hex #FF). For example, the RGB hexidecimal notation for black is 000000 and white is FFFFFF.

To select color values for all body row borders, specify the color on the All tab. To set unique color values for each individual body row border, click the Left, Right, Top or Bottom tab and separately set each border value.

This field sets the border color for body rows in a table, not the entire table border. To set the border color for an entire table, select Border from the Table Styles properties.

Style

Specifies a border style in table body rows, such as a dotted, dashed, or solid line.

Not all browsers display border styles the same way. For example, some browsers may not differentiate dotted lines from solid lines. Various browsers and operating systems often display the size and spacing of the dots in a dotted line differently.

Width

Specifies the width of a border in table body rows, such as a thick or thin border. Choose a value or set a custom width by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px).

ePublisher/2008.4/Help/04.Reference_Information/02.054.ePublisher_Window_Descriptions (last edited 2009-04-28 22:36:03 by TonyMcDow)