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(Archived) There is a good use for Onenote after all

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I'm sure many of you pro's out there already figured this out, but today I imported some of my old OneNote note books and was surpised how well the tables were formated.

 

Like many of you I'm not a fan of EN tables, the continiouly adjusting widths drives me nuts, and I already am nuts so....

 

Anyway, I created a 3 table template for testing, each of the tables were next to one another, and the column widths were fixed.

 

So unless I'm overlooking something obvious, please tell me if I am, I'm going to use OneNote to create nice and functional EN templates

 

 

 

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Cool, TomF!

 

It is important to note that EN recognizes the imported table, and the table right-click menu commands such as "insert row above" etc. are fully functional.

BTW, it is also possible to use Word (which is more prevalent) rather than Onenote for that purpose.

 

Another simple solution to the problem of column width dizziness in EN tables is as follows:

 

- Draw the table with the number of desired rows and columns. At this point all the columns have an identical width.

- Use the Underscore key _ for drawing a continuous line _________  just above the first column, which is a bit shorter than the column's width.

- Copy (or better - Cut) this line.

- Paste the line into each of the cells in the first row.

- Done. This table has columns with an identical fixed width!.

- If  columns with different widths are required, draw a segmented line which spans the total width of the table, divided according to the desired width of each column -

something like that  _____  _______________  ____  ________ 

- Now cut and paste each segment into the appropriate cell in the first row.

- Done. This table has different, fixed width columns.

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