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  • schwamkrug

    Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

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    Using XMetaL Author 6.0…

    Is there a way to delete rows from simpletable (and specializations of simpletable) without switching to plain text view? No matter where I place my cursor, the Table>>Delete row menu item is disabled.

    What about in XMetaL 7?

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

    You don't need to switch to Plain Text view to do this. You can select all the cells in a row (plus a little bit more if you wish to remove the entire strow element) and delete them in Tags On or Normal view.

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    schwamkrug

    Reply to: Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

    Ahh, I see. I got so used to doing it through the Table menu that I didn't think to try the old-fashioned way.

    Thanks!

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

    One day we might fix this. It really should be consistent across all table types.

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    nancyt

    Reply to: Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

    It would also be nice if empty rows in simpletables were visible. I need to go into Plain Text View to check for these currently and they are often missed by the authors.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Deleting rows from simpletable/choicetable

    The option “Repair Table Structure” might help here. Unfortunately, I see that in 6.0, although it fixes the table (by removing empty strow elements) it throws a scripting error (which can be ignored but needs to be dismissed).

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