Piestar
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 15:01
Table magic
Is there a way to put a table next to a table? Say I want a 3X3 grid, then a gap, then another 3X3 grid.
Imladir
 member, 55 posts
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 15:13
Table magic
Best you can probably hope for is a 7x3 table with the image in the middle column and a row span of 3.
Piestar
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 15:14
Table magic
Ahh... I guess I can make that work. I imagine it will look ugly though. Thanks.
evileeyore
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 00:47
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Like so?  This is about the best you're gonna get.  It's one table, it's separated by the center column.

123 123
123123
123123

soulsight
 member, 326 posts
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 and 90% interpretation.
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 01:59
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1.11.21.3
2.12.22.3
3.13.23.3

So the appearance
is possible, if the
code is skewed.


1.11.21.3
2.12.22.3
3.13.23.3



<table border=0><tr><td>

| 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 |
| 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 |
| 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 |

</td>
<td>So the appearance
is possible, if the
code is skewed.</td>
<td>

| 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 |
| 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 |
| 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 |

</td></tr></table>

This message was last edited by the user at 02:09, Sat 21 Aug.

Piestar
 member, 954 posts
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 16:00
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Hey, that worked pretty good! Far easier than the work around I used.

I was trying to make a Sudoku as a puzzle for my game, and you really need to gaps to see it well.

Sadly after I put in all the work, I found out my  players hate Sudoku!

Oh well.
Thanks though, I am keeping your suggestion on file in case the need should come up again.
theseeker
 member, 33 posts
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 23:38
Table magic
Where a table cell wants to collapse because it is empty, (and a simple space does not work), put `&nbsp;` in. That is a non-breaking space character, and it will not get dropped where normal spaces will.
Piestar
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 23:44
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In reply to theseeker (msg # 7):

Oh, that is useful. I was dropping a ~ in the empty spaces.
Piestar
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 23:45
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In reply to evileeyore (msg # 4):

How did you do that? Can you show the code?
evileeyore
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 00:44
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Piestar:
How did you do that? Can you show the code?

It's "Easy Table" stuff, so it's 7 columns wide

| 1a | 2a | 3a |1.3 4a | 5a | 6a | 7a |
| 1b | 2b | 3b | 5c | 6c | 7c |
| 1c | 2c | 3c | 5c | 6c | 7c |

1a2a3a4a5a6a7a
1b2b3b5c6c7c
1c2c3c5c6c7c

But aside from the first row, the rest are all 6 columns, because the "1.3" when put up against the leading pipe is designating how many columns and rows it's taking up.  The number before the "period" is column, the number after is rows.

You can do all kinds of nifty tricks...


|!! 1a | 2a | 3a |1.3 4abc | 5a | 6a | 7a |
| 1b |2.2 2bc | 5b | 6b | 7b |
| 1c | 5c | 6c | 7c |
| 1d | 2d | 3d | 4d | 5d | 6d | 7d |

1a2a3a4abc5a6a7a
1b2bc5b6b7b
1c5c6c7c
1d2d3d4d5d6d7d

There are a whole lot of cool things you can do with Easy Tables, and some extra stuff if you mix in HTML table code as soulsight did in their post.

Rmail me for the link, it's to a different game, so I can't actually post the link to the "Easy Tables and Grids Tutorial (Peer Review Requested)" thread that's in Technical Discussions forum here... (but it is also the top result on google with "rpol Easy Tables and Grids Tutorial (Peer Review Requested)" as your search perameters).

This message was last edited by the user at 00:45, Sun 22 Aug.

jmurrell
 member, 79 posts
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 02:14
Table magic
Do tables not work in character sheets? I can't get them to work with either the <t> tags or the |easy tables.
Piestar
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 02:27
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In reply to jmurrell (msg # 11):

They should, I think I've used tables in my character sheets.
bigbadron
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 but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 04:16
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In reply to evileeyore (msg # 10):

Posting a link to a thread in another public forum here is perfectly okay: link to a message in another game
evileeyore
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 05:22
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bigbadron:
Posting a link to a thread in another public forum here is perfectly okay: link to a message in another game

Don't mind me. I've just bungled this rule so many times I'm aggressively over-correcting.
Piestar
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 14:14
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You didn't bungle your intent, so you are still a winner in my book.