Tabular Sections

The RTF Style Template Editor supports rendering a document section as a table. A tabular section is defined as a table containing any number of columns, but with only two rows:

  • The first row is used to describe the headings of the columns, which you type in and format yourself
  • The second row defines the output, which you specify by right-clicking in each cell and selecting the output type from the field list; the output is then generated iteratively for every occurrence of the section in question

Topics:

Topic

Detail

See also

Example Tabular Section

In the following example, the Model > Glossary > section is defined as a tabular section:

RFTTemplateGlossary

This renders the following document output:

RTFTemplateGlossaryOut

 

Notes:

  • Under some circumstances, a table might repeat the header row rather than the output row; if this occurs, create another row in the table between the header row and the output row, and leave this blank
  • If you type a carriage return between the end of the table and the section terminator, the table you generate has a line space between the rows; for example:

RTFTableCR

This generates the following table:

 

Element Name

Author

 

Choose Recipient

John Redfern

                                                                                                                              Line Space

 

Manage Contacts

Walter Frederick

 

To avoid this, ensure that there is no carriage return between the end of the table and the section terminator, as follows:

RTFTableNoLine

This generates a table with no space between the rows, as follows:

 

Element Name

Author

 

Choose Recipient

John Redfern

 

Manage Contacts

Walter Frederick