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Table (test)         
   Column 1   Column 2   Column 3
Row 1   X   O   O
Row 2   O   X   X
Row 3   X   O   O



GRRRR :roll: :lol:

Could you help me please with this matter?

I want to have a nice table just like it shows on Excel with columns, rows, lines dividing everything, everything centered.

Something that would look great just like the grid of this post made by Mouski recently

http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26471&highlight=

If I'm using a printscreen & save it in an image I get this:

Image

Is this how Mouski or other members here are doing for inserting a table?!?!

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Mouski's post used an image of the grid. Forums generally (and this one in particular) don't allow you insert HTML or Rich Text that would allow you paste in tables. You can construct them as text, but it's fiddly. What I think you're trying to achieve in your example is:
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┌────────────────────────────────────────┐
│              Table (test)              │
├───────┬──────────┬──────────┬──────────┤
│       │ Column 1 │ Column 2 │ Column 3 │
├───────┼──────────┼──────────┼──────────┤
│ Row 1 │    X     │    O     │    O     │
├───────┼──────────┼──────────┼──────────┤
│ Row 2 │    O     │    X     │    X     │
├───────┼──────────┼──────────┼──────────┤
│ Row 3 │    X     │    O     │    O     │
└───────┴──────────┴──────────┴──────────┘

The problem is that the post editor uses a proportionally spaced font, while the code block (like above) uses a fixed space font, so you can never work out just how many spaces you need to insert to get it right. And posting something like that as regular text (proportionally spaced) makes it hard to get things to line up properly.

So what you need to do is get hold of a decent text editor (like a programmer's editor, i.e. not Notepad) and type up your table in that - personally I use PSPad - it's free and has lots of features. That lets you get the layout set easily. Then paste it into the forum inside "Code" tags - that'll make sure it displays the way you typed it.

For drawing boxes the following line draw characters are handy to "cut out and keep" ;) :
Code:
┌ ┐ └ ┘ ├ ┤ ┬ ┴ ┼ │ ─

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Now that is useful information not destined for the AshCan ..Thanks again Mac! XoXo

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Charura wrote:
Now that is useful information not destined for the AshCan ..Thanks again Mac! XoXo


I know ... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks a lot Mac :D

Thing to understand Charura is that I posted my message right here in the trash bin :lol: thinking my question had nothing to do with the URU universe. It's for a future usage and I was wondering how to publish some of my info in a more useful & beautiful manner.

I'll definitely look at your text editor. I usually just stick to Notepad which is ok for my quest edition. I do use Wordpad for my python scripts to keep the indentation.

I'll check out your link :D

I might also use the method I finally figured out "printscreen + create a .png file and publish it"

It will depend if I decide to add some colours to my stuff or not.

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I was surprised to see this legitimate question posted in this thread of nonsense. It's useful information for everyone and should be a thread of its own in the technical section.

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Annabelle wrote:
Thing to understand Charura is that I posted my message right here in the trash bin thinking my question had nothing to do with the URU universe. It's for a future usage and I was wondering how to publish some of my info in a more useful & beautiful manner.



And I thought when I saw it...OMG..now she will really be PO'd..lol

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I was surprised to see this legitimate question posted in this thread of nonsense. It's useful information for everyone and should be a thread of its own in the technical section


I feel the same way Tai... Mac.. Make it so..lol ... We love you

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Ok then... I made a silly decision and yeah it should be moved on a specific thread :D

If it can help others beside me.

I don't have the power to move the thread. Maybe Mac will pass by today or tomorrow and make that happen :D

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