Chernobyl
 member, 117 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 04:04
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
I understand I can do that, I just hoped for jase to say 'hey, that can easily be done' :)
LonePaladin
 member, 431 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 04:08
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
RPoL doesn't allow you to shrink an image down by scaling it in the <img> tag, because that doesn't actually change the image. If you had a picture that was, say 10MB, and posted it with scaling bringing it down to 20 pixels square, you'd have a 2020px image that required 10MB of downloading to view.

It's a far better practice to shrink the image down to the size you want, then post that.
Genghis the Hutt
 member, 2099 posts
 Just an average guy :)
Fri 18 Apr 2014
at 18:14
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
I resize pictures in Windows Paint -- Ctrl+W opens the resize window.  Then I upload to photobucket.
matthewfenn
 member, 342 posts
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 Northern Journey PBeM DM
Sat 19 Apr 2014
at 12:03
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
jase:
Post it to Jhael in a PM in the "Heaven" forum, she can then make it available as a resource to all.

Incidentally, I notice the Heaven forum is showing as "Inactive"...
bigbadron
 moderator, 14305 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 19 Apr 2014
at 12:05
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
That would be because nobody has sent anything in to be added to it for a long time.  :)
spaceace
 member, 210 posts
 Do or do not
 there is no try
Sat 19 Apr 2014
at 15:55
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
I'm working on reformatting so it looks decent as a blank sheet, lol

if it's not considered too far off topic, is there anyway to force the wiki to a wider display? it's cutting off some of the side

http://wiki.rpol.net/?edit=37663/sheet

This message was last edited by the user at 16:06, Sat 19 Apr 2014.

jase
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Sun 20 Apr 2014
at 02:09
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
In reply to spaceace (msg # 193):

The wiki is as wide as your browser.
spaceace
 member, 220 posts
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 13:55
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 14:49, Tue 23 Sept 2014.

spaceace
 member, 221 posts
 Do or do not
 there is no try
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 14:58
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
my deepest and sincerest apologies to the moderators

mr jase, there is an issue with tables and private lines, I'm sorry, but I cannot provide you an example
cruinne
 moderator, 6547 posts
 what DO you do with
 a drunken sailor?
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 15:21
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
In reply to spaceace (msg # 196):

As the moderator suggested above: if you need to link to a specific game for your example (rather than demonstrate the problem here), then please rMail jase and the mods directly about it.

That said: Keep in mind that private lines aren't meant to contain a lot of complex information, such as whole tables.  Probably best to send something like that in a PM instead, or refer the player to a rules thread where the chart can be found.  Alternately, use a pre-formatted or teletype table rather than a table-formatted table.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:24, Tue 23 Sept 2014.

spaceace
 member, 222 posts
 Do or do not
 there is no try
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 15:35
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
yeah it's an easy work  around (just don't put tables in a private line), I merely wanted to make jase aware of the issue in case it caused any problems if someone inadvertently did just that

sorry for any inconvenience
jase
 admin, 3403 posts
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Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 00:57
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Private messages, secret messages etc start with an open square bracket ([) and stop with a close square bracket (]).

The first time you use a close square bracket it will finish the private line, and your table has five of them.
spaceace
 member, 223 posts
 Do or do not
 there is no try
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 01:23
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
oddly though,it works correctly for those that can see the private line, lol

sorry to bother you with such nonsense, I know you're a busy person,and thinks for all the hard work you put in
jase
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Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 14:18
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
In reply to spaceace (msg # 200):

It looks correct for those who can see it, but it's not actually working correctly.  The private line is still closing on the first ], which is why other users can see the rest of it.
matthewfenn
 member, 358 posts
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 Northern Journey PBeM DM
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 21:14
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
I have a puzzle - I have a easy table, within which is a quote, within which is a list...

|^! <hr><large>SAMPLE TABLE</large><hr>|95%
|<! <quote My Quote> Bit of text before the list [list][*]First item in the list...
[*] Second item in the list.  I don't want it to be really long so I have a carriage return here:
and then continue the second item on a second line.
[*] Last item in the list [/list]</quote>


This produces:


SAMPLE TABLE
My Quote:
Bit of text before the list
  • First item in the list...
  • Second item in the list.  I don't want it to be really long so I have a carriage return here:
and then continue the second item on a second line.
  • Last item in the list


  • As you can see, the carriage return in the list seems to break the quote, but not the list nor the table...

    EDIT: This is actually supposed to be on a character sheet where I have Variable Width, Word Wrap ON.   If I rely on the word-wrap, then on the long lines, it expands out to the full width of the screen, but I don't want that.  I want it to be relatively compact.

    If I try it with Word Wrap OFF, then it still fails to display as I expect it to.

    This message was last edited by the user at 21:30, Tue 18 Nov 2014.

    cruinne
     moderator, 6584 posts
     what DO you do with
     a drunken sailor?
    Wed 19 Nov 2014
    at 03:00
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    In reply to matthewfenn (msg # 202):

    Quotes and tables and lists weren't really meant to go together.  Perhaps you can come up with some other formatting to get the effect you want, without using the special quote tag?

    I think the issue really comes down to: RPoL was meant to be pretty basically text based, and over time a few things got added -- lists, tables, quotes -- but they were never meant to be piled on one another but instead each used for their own purpose.
    matthewfenn
     member, 360 posts
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     Northern Journey PBeM DM
    Wed 19 Nov 2014
    at 22:15
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    Managed to resolve my problem by going back to the original <table> tags...

    <table width="95%"><tr><th><hr><large>SAMPLE TABLE</large><hr></th></tr>
    <tr><th><quote My Quote> Bit of text before the list [list][*]First item in the list...
    [*] Second item in the list.  I don't want it to be really long so I have a carriage return here:
    and then continue the second item on a second line.
    [*] Last item in the list [/list]</quote></th></tr></table>



    SAMPLE TABLE
    My Quote:
    Bit of text before the list
    • First item in the list...
    • Second item in the list.  I don't want it to be really long so I have a carriage return here:
      and then continue the second item on a second line.
    • Last item in the list

    matthewfenn
     member, 361 posts
     www.nj-pbem.com
     Northern Journey PBeM DM
    Wed 11 Feb 2015
    at 15:06
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    Anyone know how to make a table centred, but the contents of the table left aligned?
    Tileira
     member, 480 posts
    Wed 11 Feb 2015
    at 15:24
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    Use <table align="center"> as the opening tag for the table.
    <th> cells are always centered.

    Sample
    text
    text
    longer text

    matthewfenn
     member, 362 posts
     www.nj-pbem.com
     Northern Journey PBeM DM
    Wed 11 Feb 2015
    at 23:21
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    I think I figured out why my table wasn't working as expected... I'd been using <th> tags for the cells rather than <td>

    Sometimes it's hard to see the wood from the trees when you're too close to it!
    matthewfenn
     member, 375 posts
     www.nj-pbem.com
     Northern Journey PBeM DM
    Mon 7 Sep 2015
    at 12:46
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    Is it possible to force the column widths of a table to be the same size, regardless of what they have in them?

    For example, Ideally, I'd like the columns on the left hand side to be the same size as the ones with characters in on the right, even though there is nothing in those cells.



            
            
            
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          RD
         CmY
        @  B
           M
            
            


    Skald
     moderator, 655 posts
     Whatever it is,
     I'm against it
    Mon 7 Sep 2015
    at 13:17
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    You can do it with Grids  :>

            
            
            
        @  E
          RD
         CmY
        @  B
           M
            
            

    DarkLightHitomi
     member, 965 posts
    Tue 8 Sep 2015
    at 00:04
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    Now if only you could make hex grids as easily, or even just a square grid but with each row (or column) offset by half from those on either side....


    Yep that would be cool. :)
    matthewfenn
     member, 376 posts
     www.nj-pbem.com
     Northern Journey PBeM DM
    Tue 8 Sep 2015
    at 08:32
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    In reply to Skald (msg # 209):

    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about grids...  They are rather large though...

    +---+---+---+
    |   |   |   |
    +---+---+---+
    |   |=Me|   |
    +---+---+---+
    |   |   |   |
    +---+---+---+
    =
       
     Me 
       
    Would it be possible to make smaller grids?
    eg:
       
     i 
       

    Skald
     moderator, 656 posts
     Whatever it is,
     I'm against it
    Tue 8 Sep 2015
    at 12:48
    Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
    ... change your zoom setting on your Browser ? <grrrrins>

    Seriously, I don't think there is - that's the minimum space to draw the vertical:

    +
    |
    +

    Hex ... there's a grid in the ASCII maps thread in Heaven which might serve ?

    link to a message in another game