change table column widths

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Marcelle Darby

30 Sep, 2014 01:38 AM

whenever I try to make a column in a table the size I need to fit the text, it looks like it changes on the edit page but when I look at the updated draft in view mode, nothing changes. How do you make the columns the width you need to fit the text?

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 30 Sep, 2014 12:07 PM

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    Hi Marcelle,

    Off-hand, I believe there are one of two things that may be occurring (or both) when you submit the page:

    • The CSS applied to the page is overwriting the column widths
    • Cascade Server has been configured to remove font tags and style attributes, causing the column width to be removed on submission

    To confirm the first, you could try using the browser's inspection feature to see if there are any styles being applied to the <td> element.

    To confirm the second, view the source code of the preview frame and note if there are is a style attribute on your <td>. If not, try editing the page again, re-adding the column width, and unchecking the Tidy HTML option when submitting.

    Additionally, you can check to see if the Remove font tags and style attributes preference is enabled by going to System Menu -> Preferences -> Content. The option is next to Word Processor.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. 2 Posted by Marcelle Darby on 30 Sep, 2014 02:58 PM

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    Hi Ryan,
    Thank you for getting back to me on this. It is the first case. Our IT department is making a custom table for our particular application.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 30 Sep, 2014 03:42 PM

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    Not a problem at all, Marcy. I am glad to hear you were able to track down the cause of the table width issue and come up with a solution.

    I'm going to go ahead and close this discussion, please feel free to comment or reply to re-open if you have any additional questions.

    Have a great day!

  4. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 30 Sep, 2014 03:42 PM.

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