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Alternating Table Row Shading in FrameMaker

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Oct 07, 2019

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There is a way to automatically alternate the shading body rows in a FrameMaker table, but I have not been able to recall or recreate it. With all body rows selected, I have set the following for Body:

First: 1, Dk Grey, Fill: 10%

Next: 1, White, Fill: None

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When I click Apply, all rows remain unshaded. What am I forgetting?

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Alternating Table Row Shading in FrameMaker

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There is a way to automatically alternate the shading body rows in a FrameMaker table, but I have not been able to recall or recreate it. With all body rows selected, I have set the following for Body:

First: 1, Dk Grey, Fill: 10%

Next: 1, White, Fill: None

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When I click Apply, all rows remain unshaded. What am I forgetting?

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It may actually be working. You're not doing 10% grey (10% of black), but 10% of dark grey. That might look a lot like white.

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Hi ShoshF:

 

Those settings work fine for me:

Screen Shot 2019-10-07 at 7.19.32 PM.png

so I'm suspecting overrides on the table. Here are the steps to remove them:

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-framemaker-removing-table-overrides/

 

Note that I wrote the post in 2009, but the steps (and screen shot) look exactly the same today. However, if this is a continual problem, FrameMaker added a remove table overrides feature to Find/Change that will make much quicker work of removing overrides for an entire file or book. Just be careful with a global Find/Change, but you may have some intentional overrides and those would get removed too.


~Barb

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Might be worth testing by creating a new small table. If it works, suspect override. If it doesn't, check display black point, white point, and gamma.

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Thanks for the feedback. Barb/Bob, you are both correct--There are overrides in this older document.

I tried creating a new table as you suggested, and the same settings work as normal.

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Great! And you are clear on how to remove the table overrides?

 

~Barb

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