[Pro] Tables

Having created for text, I can’t get the table image to disappear and leave just the text, it always comes up in the web browser, plus can I drop and image into a table cell.


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On 29 Jun 2009, at 08:04, Brian Moran wrote:

Having created for text, I can’t get the table image to disappear
and leave just the text, it always comes up in the web browser, plus
can I drop and image into a table cell.

  1. In the Inspector, under ‘Cells’, make sure the ‘Border’ is set to
    ‘0 px’. Preview and there should be no table outlines.

  2. To insert an image in a cell, click inside the cell to get the
    flashing cursor, then got to the ‘Insert’ menu and click ‘Graphic
    Item’. This will give you an inline graphic box, which you can adjust
    to the size you want and set its position in the cell just like text
    (i.e. centre/right/left and top/middle/bottom) using the Inspector.
    Use ‘Control+E’ to import your graphic in th usual way.

Hope that helps.

Colin


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Colin, many thanks…


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Colin, that’s fine, I now have a white line going across the width of the page top and bottom of the table. Previewed it in two browsers, looks the same.

Welcome your advice.

Brian


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Is there a background colour or image to the table? - Can you post a
URL (including http:// etc.) where the problem can be viewed?

Also, do you have the table on a layer or is it a non-layered item
above another text or graphic box? You may need to check or uncheck
‘Combine Graphics’ in the Inspector or too much text may push a
background graphic apart if it is a non-layered site. the latter will
show up if you click on ‘View HTML’ in the View Menu.

I don’t know otherwise, though someone else might recognise the symptom.

Colin


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There is an image in the background, not layered item. Not sure how I can make/post a URL, I created a screen grab, tif - from the browser window, but I can’t attach it.


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Try making the image in the background a layer, by selecting it and
ticking the ‘Layer’ checkbox in the Inspector.

Freeway builds an underlying table for non-layered items and slices
graphics so that all the areas that should be visible fit closely
together. However, because of browser variations (especially on PCs),
the slices can be pushed apart vertically to accomodate, for instance,
different ways the text runs according to the browser font’s local
attributes. This leads to white space running across the page. (You
can sometimes rectify this by adjusting the size of text boxes in non
layered layouts, giving space for type to expand, but layers are much
more effective).

Colin

On 30 Jun 2009, at 08:34, Brian Moran wrote:

There is an image in the background, not layered item. Not sure how
I can make/post a URL, I created a screen grab, tif - from the
browser window, but I can’t attach it.


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Colin, tried that works OK.

Brings the image to the front, can’t sent it to back or send the back to the front.

Welcome your advice


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Brian, either you will have (1) some unlayered items on your page or
(2) a child item within a layer.

  1. Layered items cannot be sent behind unlayered items because Freeway
    combines these into one base layer. Converting the latter to layers
    may solve the problem.

  2. If your graphic has been drawn within the bounds of another layer
    it will have become a child of that layer. Click on the item and look
    in the Site Panel on the left and you should see its title
    highlighted. Drag the title in the Site Panel to the left and upwards
    to move it out of its parent and below it. (Layers are ordered, in the
    Site Panel, with the base at the top of the list and the foremost at
    the bottom). You may then have to check Layer again in the Inspector.

I find it useful to keep a spare ‘scratchpad’ page on the site, which
you can delete before publishing (or use a separate document). When
you have a problem, copy your elements to the ‘scratchpad’ and
experiment, moving everything every which-way and watch what happens
in the Site Panel as you select items. You will often see what’s
‘sticking’ that way, without disturbing too much on your main page.

The Site Panel is a good place to start whenever things don’t move or
are difficult to select. For example. once an HTML item is selected in
the Site Panel, press Return and the focus will be brought forward for
you to enter/edit text. For a graphic item, once selected, edit it by
choosing Item>Modify in the menu (or the keyboard shortcut Option+Shift
+Command+M).

Never be afraid to experiment within Freeway - it’s very forgiving -
and you’ll soon gain confidence and, maybe, be teaching others what to
do. :wink:

Colin


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Colin, thanks for that.

I do have a Misc page for dumping elements on and I tend to create a duplicate page as a ‘trial’ when I’m following your advice.

Regards

Brian


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