Fancy Formatting of XML Tables in PDF Output

In this session, we’re going to talk about tables. Want to change the table from a simple block of tabulated data into something pretty and easy to scan? Want alternating colored rows? Want a fancy border around the table?

With Arbortext Styler, you have access to the APP Engine for publishing, so you can do all of this and more! Whatever you can dream up to change the look and feel of tables, you can do it in Styler. In this session, we will show you how to get started.

Key Points

  • Remember different tables are formatted according to different element rules
    • Just because it looks like a table doesn’t mean it’s a table. A table is not a properties, is not a dl.
  • Using properties in the OOTB stylesheet and modules in the samples directory
  • Doing tricky things like alternating row colors

Originally held:  26 June, 2014 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PST

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Liz FraleyLiz Fraley
Before founding Single-Sourcing Solutions, Liz Fraley worked in both high-tech and government sectors, developing and delivering technical design and strategy of authoring and publishing solutions as a Single-Source/XML Architect/Programmer. Specializing in practical development and deployment, she advocates designing architectures that directly improve organizational efficiency, productivity, and interoperability.

She presents regularly at industry and vendor conferences and is very active in the software engineering user. She’s the founder of TC Camp, the unconference for content creators, consumers, and the people who support them. If you ask her, she’ll say she’s a gardener who’s happiest when those around her are growing.

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