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Re: [Groff] tbl problems in man

From: Ted Harding
Subject: Re: [Groff] tbl problems in man
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 15:44:24 -0000 (GMT)

On 08-Feb-07 Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> Tadziu Hoffmann <address@hidden>, 2007-02-08 12:19 +0100:
>> Nevertheless, does anybody here remember the discussion about
>> AT&T-tbl's "expand column" feature on this list some months
>> back?
> I don't remember reading that one. Is it something that solves
> this problem of multi-column tbl tables coming out looking so bad?
>   --Mike

It was back on Thu, 16 Sep 2004, from Werner,
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: How to contribute tbl enhancement?

> Can someone please explain what the AT&T "expanded column feature" is

Sorry.  Here it is.

  "A key letter may be followed by the letter "X" to indicate an
  expanded column.  If the modifier is used, the width of the
  corresponding column will be increased to use the remainder of the
  line length after the widths of the other columns have been
  calculated.  This feature is useful for a column containing text
  blocks where it is desired to make the column as wide as possible
  without exceeding the line length.  Only one expanded-width column
  is permitted for each table, so this modifier is limited to a single
  column in each table."


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