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Would this be a more helpful comparison format?

Wed 4 Oct 2006, 03:59 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
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Yesterday, I posted a comparison of support for rich text tables in the Midas Rich Text 3.61 and Notes 7.x.  After thinking about it, I wondered if the following format would be preferable.  This is just a partial table, but I will update with a complete table if people like the format.  The two changes are that the color now indicates the support or lack thereof, and I indicate the methods or properties or technotes which support such a feature in Midas.  What do you think?

Tables - Feature
Support in Midas Rich Text 3.61
Support in Notes 7.x rich text classes
Create new regular table
Supported (AppendTable)
Supported
Create nested table
Supported (AppendTable)
Supported
Access regular table
Supported (DefineChunk)
Supported
Access nested table 
Supported (DefineChunk)
Not supported
Create tabbed table
Supported
Modify tabs after creating
Supported (RowLabel)
Not supported
Set tab font and appearance
Not supported
Create programmable table
Not supported
Create animated table with various settings
Not supported
Modify type of table (tabbed, programmable, animated) on existing table
Not supported
Set cell border style and color
Not supported
Set drop shadow value
Not supported
Set row and column spacing
Not supported
Set table left and right margins (whole table, not cells)
Not supported
Set cell width on creation
Supported (AppendTableAppendRow)
Supported
Table to be continued if people like this approach

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What has been said:


499.1. PalmettoCoder
(10/05/2006 10:30 AM)

Yep, this is better, it tells you what can be done, and then how to do it. Fantastic. And I like the green/red thing, it conveys info, but I would -definitely- tone down the colors to be less flourescent - keep the colors, just a little more pale.