Editing Table Properties

To edit the table properties you have to load them into the property pane.

  1. The table properties are displayed in the properties pane when you select a table. A table is selected through the Select menu after clicking on any cell in the table body. Through this method you can also directly select one of several  nested tables.
  2. As a shortcut you can simply double-click on any body cell of the table.
  3. The table properties are then loaded in the property pane. The Table and Border tabs come from the tables style sheet. The settings in the style sheet can be reused in other tables. The Totals and Filter tabs come from the actual table. The filter tab is used to override the settings from the table wizard.

The Basic Table Style Properties

Name
Names the table style, so that it can be reused in other templates. Names starting with an asterisk '*' are predefined and cannot be changed.
Header on Each Page
Specifies whether the table header shall be repeated on each new page. Default is Yes.
Page Totals on Last Page
Specifies whether the page or running totals shall be repeated on the last page. Default is Yes.
Breakable
Specifies whether the table is allowed to be broken at a page border. If set to No then the page will be kept together on a single page unless it is longer than a page. Default is Yes.
Suppress empty
Specifies whether the table headers shall be supressed if the table is empty.
Background
Specifies the general table background. Thsi background is used for cells that inherit their background of for empty cells and for the space between cells.

Borders

Width
The border width to use for setting a border. Select one of the predefined values or type a decimal value in point units.
Color
The color to use for setting a border. Select one of the predefined values or pop up the color chooser
Style
Specifies the style to use for setting a border. Select one of the styles.
Instant
Set several borders instantly.
Sets all borders to none.
Sets all outside borders to the value specified above.
Sets all inside borders to the value specified above.
Default Specifies that all borders shall be inherited from the surrounding table or from the default.

Specific parts of the border

Sets the bottom border to the value specified above.
Sets the border separating header and body to the value specified above.
Sets the top border to the value specified above.
Sets the horizontal inner header border to the value specified above.
Sets the horizontal inner body border to the value specified above.
Sets the vertical inner body border to the value specified above.
Sets the vertical inner header border to the value specified above.
Sets the left header border to the value specified above.
Sets the left body border to the value specified above.
Sets the right body border to the value specified above.
Sets the right header border to the value specified above.

Totals

This tab appears only when an actual table is selected. It does not appear when you are editing the style alone.

The tree shows all fields that are in the table and the various totals you can calculate for them. Just select one of the fields and drag them to the page.

Note:The totals are placed outside of the table. Page totals and running totals must be placed in the page footer.


Filtering/Sorting/Grouping Properties

This tab appears only when a table (and not just a table style) is selected. It does not appear when you are editing the style alone.

It displays the various settings from the wizard for reference. The filter, the sorting and the header rows can be edited.

Collection
The name of the collection that is the source for this table.
Type
The element type of the collection.
Type Filter
The subclass of the type that this table shall be restricted to. This type provides the column fields for the table.
Filter
Shows the current filter. Click into the filter value to pop up the filter editor
Sorting
This shows the fields taht are used for sorting. Click into the value to pop up the sorting editor
Grouping
This shows the fields used to group the table. Because the grouping defines the fundamental structure of the table it can not be changed after table creation. To change the grouping you have to delete the table and create a new table with the wizard.
Header Rows
This specifies the number of rows above the table, that are considered as header rows. Header rows are kept together with the first row of the table, they are formatted using the table style and they will be repeated on each new page. If you increase the value more lines above the table will become part of the table. (No rows are added or deleted)