Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

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Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by wbrells » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:29 pm

Folks,

I often use a single-cell table as a simple way to draw a box around some text. Here is an example of such a box in a Microsoft Word document:
MS table margins.png
When I look at this same identical document with TextMaker I see:
TextMaker.png
Please note that the Microsoft table has less space between the heading ("What if ...") and the top border of the table. Also, within the table, the Microsoft version has less space between the top border line and the first line of text ("Note: As I pointed out...").

In both cases the table/cell margins are set to 0.0, so I don't know why the spacing is different. However, because of this extra space, the TextMaker version ends up with one less line on the page, thus "messing up" my page layout.

This certainly looks like a TextMaker problem, in that the Microsoft format is not being rendered correctly. Has anyone else noticed table layout problems such as this?

Thank, Wayne

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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by sven-l » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:12 am

Please attach a sample file or send it to forum(at)softmaker.de. Thank you!
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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by wbrells » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:10 pm

I've attached the file in question. The problem is shown on page #1. Please let me know if you have any problems getting the file...

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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by sven-l » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:38 am

Thank you! I will report this issue to our developers.
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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by wbrells » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:25 pm

Thanks for reporting my concern to the developers! I notice that the last update for TextMaker HD appears to have been in March of 2016. Would you have any estimate of when the next update may be released? Thanks, Wayne

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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by sven-l » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:00 am

An update should be available soon.
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Re: Table/cell margins not same as in MS Word

Post by wbrells » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:03 pm

Well, I've installed the just-released update to TextMaker HD and, unfortunately, the spacing problem that I noted above is still present. I guess it is not reasonable to expect 100% agreement between MS Word and another product... The spacing difference is relatively minor and I still think TextMaker HD is the best MS Office replacement for tablets!

Wayne

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