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

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:43:12 -0500 (EST)

Hmmm .... Both?????

Honestly, I'd prefer to have the centering, as that may be used more often 
(most tables are probably not very verbose), but having both would be 
great. Is there any way to have latex automatically restrict the size of 
the column in the table? (I know there is, but is this something that can 
gracefully translate from the html?)


  On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Robley Light wrote:

> 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?
> Robley
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> Subject: [Bug 4967] line breaks do not work inside table cells with colspan
> or rowspan
> http://zaphod.lite.msu.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4967
> ------- 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.
> 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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