[Xerte] Re: Table formatting

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Wed Sep 3 19:41:30 BST 2014

Are you talking about desktop Xerte rather than XOT? If XOT 2.1 and you
don't need to maintain Flash playback then you can add all sorts of html and


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Fred Riley
Sent: 03 September 2014 19:26
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Table formatting


I've got a strong feeling that I know the answer to this question, but I
thought I'd ask just in case. Is there a way in Xerte of presenting
formatted <div> or <table> elements in a page?

I know that there is a Charts | Table page type, and you can specify
alternately coloured rows. What I'm looking for is to be able to specify the
exact RGB for a row background, eg:

<td width="20%" style="background-color: #BFBFBF;"><b>Element</b></td>
<td width="80%" style="background-color: #BFBFBF;"><b>Present how and
<!-- various other rows -->

There is a particular reason for this, in that the colours come from a 'fire
triangle' diagram (such as
175px-Fire_triangle.svg.png) so text references to heat/fuel/oxygen need to
be in consistent colours. 

I know that there's a limited subset of HTML tags usable in a Xerte page,
which doesn't include <table> or <div>. I suspect that I'd need to draw the
table in a graphics editor and import it, but a minor disadvantage of that
is that any future edits would require access to the image source file and
expertise in a bitmap/vector editor. 



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