jase
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Fri 11 Apr 2014
at 08:51
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Genghis the Hutt:
Also, look at the weird thing that happens if you attempt to put the contents of a table call in pre tags:

Well.. don't!  Can't be combined.
LonePaladin
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Fri 11 Apr 2014
at 09:10
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
"Doc, it hurts when I do this."
"Then don't do that."

Putting a dot in front of a table's rows to suppress it seems to be the easiest solution.
spaceace
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Fri 11 Apr 2014
at 16:16
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
jase:
Also... you could make a Wiki page for character sheet templates.  (c;


hmm, the wiki seems a little tricky

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

This message was last edited by the user at 17:40, Fri 11 Apr 2014.

Genghis the Hutt
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 09:31
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Wiki syntax tends to use repeated "special characters" to signify something special.  For instance, in regular text, there's no reason to have two or three apostrophes next to each other, or two square brackets.  Three underscores are used to mark off some so-called "magic words", such as ___TOC___ which means "put the table of contents for the page right here instead of wherever else it would normally go".
Chernobyl
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 09:34
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
What is the easiest way to put a block of text into a cell using this method?
jase
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 11:00
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
/help/?t=help&page=easytable!
Genghis the Hutt
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 11:10
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Will tables (either kind) shrink down a picture that's too large to fit in whatever "standard size" is for the table on a page or will pictures force tables to be bigger and possibly add scroll bars to the page?
Chernobyl
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 11:17
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
what i want to do isnt in the easy tables help section. What i want to do is put a huge amount of text in one cell and have it do something like a word wrap instead of just creating a really really wide cell that means you need to scroll over the whole page

The weird thing is that it works on these pages but character sheets seem to have unlimited width and it all just ends up being on a single line.
bigbadron
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 11:44
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Character sheets can be set by the GM so that you need to insert all line feeds manually.  It sounds like that's what's happening here.
LonePaladin
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Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 19:01
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Have you tried sticking a percentage at the end, to tell it how wide to make the table?
jase
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Sun 13 Apr 2014
at 10:35
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
In reply to spaceace (msg # 176):

Should work better with the new update.
Chernobyl
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 00:00
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Lonepaladin: That doesn't do anything I'm afraid.

Jase: Is there a way to make a picture shrink down in a cell? I was trying to make one cell of my character sheet a portrait, but the file I'm linking to from another site is massive compared to what I want.
spaceace
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 01:15
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
In reply to Chernobyl (msg # 185):

I've had that problem before, unable to find another workaround, I've been downloading oversized pictures and resizing them in MS paint, then uploading them to my facebook to link to
LonePaladin
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 04:01
Re: Easy Tables and Grids.
Try uploading your pictures to imgur, it has an edit feature that will let you resize a picture to the size you want.
Chernobyl
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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