Tables tab

The implied structure and basic styling requirements for a table are determined by information declared within each table. That being said, there are some areas of table layout that are not fully addressed by the CALS and HTML table models, and the controls in this tab allow you to enhance or override the styling implied by your table markup.

Before you can use tables, you must associate a table model with your style sheet. The table model is selected from the Format Options dialog and automatically declares a set of table tag mappings. By default, these mappings will not appear in the mapping list, but you can override them explicitly, specifying additional properties as required.

It is important not to misunderstand the significance of this tab. Setting a table style does not mean that the mapped element is mapped as a table. Rather, it defines a set of styling rules applied to any table declared at or within the context of the mapped element.

The default is for the mapping to inherit the table style currently in force. Unset the Inherit current table style box to allow this mapping to establish a new style.

[Note] Note
  1. Some advanced table style properties, including the alignment of fixed width tables, can also be set using the <table-properties/>, <row-properties/> and <cell-properties/> commands in the Custom tab.

  2. This tab is inactive if the Inherit current table style check box is checked.

  3. This tab can only be enabled for block mappings.