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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ugly tables in PDF files
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 22:16:16 GMT
Neil Troy wrote:
> vadim wrote:
> 
>> Hallo everybody,
>>
>> Do you know what is the reason to generate tables in PDF files of fixed
>> width and fixed (probably hardcoded) column width? Tables look really
>> ugly! Do you know if I can adjust something somewhere to get tables in
>> PDF files to look better?

FOP (or FO rendering engine) does not support tables that auto size. see 
http://xml.apache.org/fop/compliance.html#fo-object-table

> I needed to fix some tables quick.  

Professional patches welcome ;-)

You could count the chars in a all the cells then allocate the space 
accordingly. This would work better but would have problems with tables 
that involved images.

See the files in FORREST_HOME/main/skins/common/xslt/fo/

Ross

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