Table Styles Mystery

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Table Styles Mystery

Postby TechWriter85 on Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 am


My company is moving from FrameMaker to Flare and Flare is new to me. I am watching the online videos, but in the meantime I need to produce actual work despite not knowing Flare well. Currently, I am mystified about this table behavior:

When I put the cursor in one row of a table, I see my ordinary paragraph styles in the Styles pane to the right. They come from our big, overall .css file.

When I put the cursor in the following row, I see the drastically limited list of styles from the table.css. I would prefer to use this .css for the tables, seems logical to me, but I don't know how to make it apply consistently to the table.

How do I get one .css style to apply consistently to a table?

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Re: Table Styles Mystery

Postby doc_guy on Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:28 am

The styles that appear are based on the tag your cursor is in. So if you have a <p> inside the <td> element, then you will see all your paragraph styles. If you have just a <td> with no paragraph, then you'll just see styles that can be applied to the <td> element (which would basically be any class you've created of TD, as well as any generic styles).

Also important to note: if you have a character/word/sentence/etc. selected, you will see inline styles (styles that can be applied via the <span> tag, or styles like the <b> and <i> tags). If you just have your mouse pointer in a paragraph or block of text, you will see styles that apply to the block. I have no idea how much you know about HTML/XML, so I'll add this in case it is helpful: If that is not a concept that is familiar to you, I recommend reading this article:
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Re: Table Styles Mystery

Postby Nita Beck on Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:22 am

And if you’re trying to add content in a cell that doesn’t have a paragraph inside it, on the Table ribbon, look for the Cell Content Style (or something like that; I’m on my iPad at the moment), which will let you select a paragraph style; Flare will then nest a paragraph with that style applied inside the cell.
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