1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 14, 2011 4:09 AM by AdamWilden

    Formatting Report Templates in 7.4

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      Hi Folks,

       

      Trying to use Report Templates more in WebDesk as they could be a great way of showing more info.

       

      The only problem I'm having is with table width formatting.

       

      For most reports I need to ensure that at least the first 2 columns are fixed width.

       

      The HTML in the example script includes <td rowspan="2" valign="top" width="32px"> but even this seems to be ignored when the page is rendered.

       

      Tried various tables, styles, maxes, divs etc but no joy.

       

      Has anyone managed to acheive this?

       

      Thanks - Adam.

        • 1. Re: Formatting Report Templates in 7.4
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          Just an update.

           

          We never did find an easy way of setting fixed column widths in report templates.  The report seems to ignore span/div/td widths either as HTML or CSS.

           

          It also doesn't allow background images in tables (the old transparent gif trick).

           

          So we've created a table with 2 rows - the text is in the upper row and a transparent gif (sized to suit) is in the lower row for each column.  It makes each item a little wider but it does work...

           

          Just in case anyone else is playing around with this.  And please do post if you've found a better way! 

           

          Cheers - Adam.