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From: "Ralph Taylor" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] FREEPAGES-HELP converting Excel spreadsheet
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:03:53 -0600
Re: "is there any way to make the columns wider when using this method?"
Jenny, Pat may answer with a CSS-based solution. <G> Here's another.
This specifies the width of the cells, taking over from the default widths.
Instead of just 'td' inside the carats, make it 'td width="xx"' where xx is
a number or a percent; the width must be enclosed in quotation marks. A
number would be in pixels, a percent (the percent sign, %, is required)
would be the percentage of the total table width.
Back last fall, the following suggestion was given for removing excess code
from an Excel table:
Here is another option that creates clean code.
Suppose you have a 3 column spreadsheet i.e.
| DATA | DATA | DATA |
Insert new columns at the beginning and end, and between each data
column. Insert table row and cell tags in those columns like this:
| <.tr><.td> | DATA | <./td><.td> | DATA | <./td><.td> | DATA | <./td><./tr>
Use the FILL DOWN command to repeat the HTML code in each row of your
Now go to your web page and insert the beginning and ending TABLE codes:
Copy and paste your spread sheet, including all those TR and TD tags
between the TABLE ... /TABLE tags.
The dot/periods are used here to invalidate the HTML for those email
readers that execute them. Eliminate them for your actual table.
I was actually able to do it, even though I don't "do" HTML! My question is
this: is there any way to make the columns wider when using this method? I
had the width set in the spreadsheet, but when I paste it in this way, they
seem to be only one character wider than whatever is in them, and I think it
makes the table hard to read. Should I just live with the crowded look?
Thanks for any help.
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