Tables in PageMaker 6.5

Subject: Tables in PageMaker 6.5
From: John Vaughan <vaughanj -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 00:07:14 -0500


Thanks for the kind reply and the info. I will try using Excel.

At 02:09 PM 4/3/97 -0600, you wrote:
>One thing you can do is create your table in Microsoft Excel. Make it
>look however you want the finished table to look, then highlight the
>entire table in Excel and copy it to the clipboard. In PageMaker,
>choose Edit/Paste Special (make sure you choose Paste Special and not
>just the standard Paste). Then, when prompted, choose to paste as
>Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object. All this sounds like more effort
>than it really is.
>You can then scale your pasted table in PageMaker to whatever size
>you need. And if you ever need to edit it again, just double-click on
>it in PageMaker and it will bring it up in Excel. You can also choose
>to paste a link to the table, but that just means you have to keep up
>with a saved Excel table along with your PageMaker file, so we never
>paste as a link.
>One thing - when editing the table by double-clicking on it in
>PageMaker, the changes you make are automatically updated in the PM
>file. Sometimes, this automatic update looses information such as the
>borders around cells. To overcome this, after editing the table,
>highlight it all and just do a Copy and Paste Special again like you
>did the first time.
>Hope this helps!
>> I used the Adobe Table Editor to create a table to go in a software manual,
>> and it basically worked, (though it crashed my computer several times), but
>> after I created a postscript file the Adobe table did not make it through
>> the post script translation process. It basically caused the ps file not to
>> print certain sections. Once I got rid of the tables the ps file worked
>> just fine. Can anyone suggest a way to get a table into a PageMaker
>> document that will not cause problems with postscript? I am using PageMaker
>> 6.5.
>Scott Browne Web Author
>sbrowne -at- unicomp -dot- net COREComm, Inc.
>"It's in the basement . . . I'll go up and get it."
> -M.C.Escher
John Joseph Vaughan IV
vaughanj -at- mindspring -dot- com

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