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Table Continued/Concluded

RichardSteadman
1-Newbie

Table Continued/Concluded

Hi,

Does anyone know a way to make the "continued" title of a
multi-page table say "Concluded" on the last page of the
table?

I'm using Styler 6.0 with APP.

Thanks,
Richard Steadman
7 REPLIES 7

Haven't done this. You will probably start by changing the Gentext > Repeat
title on title in context of table. You will replace "Continued..." with a
new User Formatting Element. Your next step will be to edit that User
Formatting Element so that it (pseudo-code alert!) something like this:

If (page_of_table == last_page_of_table) {
Concluded
}
else {
continued
}

Not sure what will be easiest/possible. An xpath test?

Hi Paul,

I tried something similar with a UFE. The problem seems to be
that the gentext of the Repeating Title is constructed only once,
so even if you change it later in the UFE, the actual text output
doesn't change.

At least that's how it looks to me. It's a bit hard to follow
the exact sequence of text generation in these nested gentexts
via UFEs.

Thanks,
Richard


That's always been true. You can't change the floated text. Once it has a value it keeps that value until the end of the scope. I wasn't sure if APP would change that or not, sounds like not.

Trudy

You could get this working with APP but it would be tricky (deep deep edited
source if we are talking Styler). The problem is when you come to the last
page of the table, how do you know it is the last page of the table? APP
formats in a forward direction only and will not backtrack during a format
to update information it has already placed.



What you would need to do is a double format. On the first format pass you
need to identify the final page for each table and then on the second format
pass you can use that information to do a simple "if this else that" to
display the correct continuation text.



// Gareth Oakes

// Chief Architect

// GPSL (www.gpslsolutions.com)


I thought there was a trick (prossibly a FOSI trick) to cheat the "Page x
of y" for continuing tables. If there is, then it should also be possible
to cheat the continued/complete text. That said, I can't find it in the
archives, nor in anything Suzanne has sent out. So maybe it was a dream ...

Thanks for the advice Gareth and Trudy,

I got the end page by saving it in a perl hash in edited APP
code of the last row of the table. I think there's probably
a better was to save it in a javascript variable attached
to some APP object, but I'm not sure of the syntax.

In any case, even having that information it seems not to
update the gentext from the Repeating Title text. I'll keep
tinkering - maybe something will click!

Regards,
Richard


> You could get this working with APP but it would be tricky (deep deep
> edited source if we are talking Styler). The problem is when you come to
> the last page of the table, how do you know it is the last page of the
> table? APP formats in a forward direction only and will not backtrack
> during a format to update information it has already placed.
>
> What you would need to do is a double format. On the first format pass you
> need to identify the final page for each table and then on the second
> format pass you can use that information to do a simple "if this else
> that" to display the correct continuation text.
>
> // Gareth Oakes
> // Chief Architect
> // GPSL (www.gpslsolutions.com)
>

With FOSI, you could probably create an e-i-c for row within table occur="last" and have a savetext that you could use in the header or footer of the page. Using it at the beginning of the last page would probably require that the text variable be status="1". Using in the footer, probably not.
I am not familiar with APP so I don't know what can be done in this area
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