[LON-CAPA-users] FW: [Bug 4967] line breaks do not work inside table cells with colspan or rowspan

Robley Light lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:26:55 -0500

 AT Felicia's suggestion, I'm forwarding this question to the users list.

Apparently there is a problem in translating table information into LaTex
for printing.  I know nothing about how that translation is done, so forgive
me if I state the issue incorrectly.

Apparently there was a bug in using an align tag (like center) in a table
that got fixed, but in the process putting a <br /> in a table cell no
longer worked.  (Check out the comments on the bug link below).

The question is what folks feel is more important--being able to put a <br
/> in a table cell (not doing so can make a table stretch too wide for
printing in a two column format), or having the ability to center something
in the table cell?

Or whether there is another way altogether as Felicia is suggesting below?


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Subject: [Bug 4967] line breaks do not work inside table cells with colspan
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------- Additional Comments From felicia@lon-capa.org  2007-02-13 10:05
------- What about creating an attribute for <table> like TeXwidth for
<img>?  This way, a power user like Robley could choose which mode to use?
...just an idea.  I'm also wondering if this is a bad idea and if users want
the other mode, maybe they can use <web> and <tex> to choose the latex (Ron
would this work?).  The ultimate question still comes back to Ron's question
-  which evil do you want:
broken <br> or broken centering.

Robley - you are the only person getting Cc'd on this report besides Ron or
I can get the person who is Cc'd on all the td centering bugs to contribute
to this discussion.  Feel free to bring up this debate on the lon-capa-users
list too.  

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