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Old 07-25-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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table auto height & h6

I created a table in an ebook, and Calibre handles it well. But the headings made the columns too wide, so I set them to <h6>. The column width shrinks nicely with the <h6>, but the height of the heading cells does not shrink. Is there any way of getting the table "auto" algorithm to recognize the actual height of cell content in its height calculation?
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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I created a table in an ebook, and Calibre handles it well. But the headings made the columns too wide, so I set them to <h6>. The column width shrinks nicely with the <h6>, but the height of the heading cells does not shrink. Is there any way of getting the table "auto" algorithm to recognize the actual height of cell content in its height calculation?
The appearance of a table in an ebook is strongly influenced by the format of the ebook. Text formats have almost no support for tables. MOBI has limited support, etc. What format are you using for your ebook?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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The appearance of a table in an ebook is strongly influenced by the format of the ebook. Text formats have almost no support for tables. MOBI has limited support, etc. What format are you using for your ebook?
EPUB - and it does beautifully except for the auto-height.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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This has nothing to do with calibre, you have to use the appropriate css to get the effect you want. Set the display to inline in the CSS for the h6 tags.
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This has nothing to do with calibre, you have to use the appropriate css to get the effect you want. Set the display to inline in the CSS for the h6 tags.
If Kovid's comment isn't clear, look here:

http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_class_display.asp

There is property called "display" and you need to give that property the value "inline" in your CSS for your h6 tag. That just means that the h6 tag in your table will generate an inline box with no line break before or after the element. It can be confusing looking up "inline" as inline CSS/styles are not the same thing as giving the CSS display property the value of "inline." (It sounded confusing just writing it.)
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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Many thanks, Kovid & Starson17 -- I was off topic, but knew where to find the wizards!
Changed each table header from <h6> to <h6 style="display:inline">, e.g.:
<th><h6 style="display:inline"><center>SEA<br>CRITERIA</center></h6></th>,
and got what I wanted.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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Many thanks, Kovid & Starson17 -- I was off topic, but knew where to find the wizards!
Changed each table header from <h6> to <h6 style="display:inline">, e.g.:
<th><h6 style="display:inline"><center>SEA<br>CRITERIA</center></h6></th>,
and got what I wanted.
You set an "inline style" of the "display" property to the value of "inline." I told you it was confusing.

Kovid suggested you set that property via CSS, not via an inline style. Using Kovid's method would probably have been easier, but whatever works
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