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Same table cell's content to insert in many topics

Unread postby VictorL » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:54 am

Hi!
Writing a guide with many same table cell's content to use in many topics I'd like ask how better organizing this work?
Saying to use variables is a difficult way to need many and many variables.
Using snippets is for saving whole tables only not for concrete cells.
Maybe are there some tricks to do it?

An example displays that a red highlighted row is same in different tables.
<table 1>
<row/>
<row/>
<row/>
</table>

<table 2>
<row/>
<row/>
<row/>
</table>

<table 3>
<row/>
<row/>
<row/>
</table>
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Re: Same table cell's content to insert in many topics

Unread postby Tim Green » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi Victor,

You have already described all the options:

  • Save the entire table as a snippet
  • Save the text from the cell as a snippet and insert it in the cell
  • You could also insert snippets in the cells of a table and then save the entire table as a snippet, if that helps
However, it is not possible to save cells or rows as snippets. Only the entire table, or contents of individual cells.
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Re: Same table cell's content to insert in many topics

Unread postby VictorL » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:44 pm

Thanks, Tim!
Tim Green wrote:Save the entire table as a snippet

That doesn't suit me because as I wrote above the tables have only same cell's content but their structure and rest content are different...
Tim Green wrote:Save the text from the cell as a snippet and insert it in the cell

Same not... Imagine there're 100 tables and all values were changed... how many times I need to save and insert snippets :roll:
Tim Green wrote:You could also insert snippets in the cells of a table and then save the entire table as a snippet, if that helps

Snippet inside snippet?... An advanced possibility but in reality is for an experienced authors only...
Tim Green wrote:However, it is not possible to save cells or rows as snippets. Only the entire table, or contents of individual cells.

Saving row as snippet in time of inserting gives a broken table's structure... (two frames as for main table as for snippet's row too).
Is really a solution to make variables only?
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Re: Same table cell's content to insert in many topics

Unread postby John Johann » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Have there been any improvements here?
It seems saving table rows as snippets and putting them back together again in a different sequence as a table does not work.
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Re: Same table cell's content to insert in many topics

Unread postby Tim Green » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:26 am

John Johann wrote:Have there been any improvements here?
It seems saving table rows as snippets and putting them back together again in a different sequence as a table does not work.

No, that can't work I'm afraid because a table is a unitary block element and you can't assemble it from components.
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