Our Integrity Requirements documents have a lot of tables that auto-update based on the information in the Cell Padding.
Is there a way to define and lock the Width and Height of the Cells in our tables (like in Microsoft word)?
Personally, I try to stay away from tables as much as possible in rich text fields because they are a nightmare to edit.
But this being said, I think it's not a functionality idea. I believe it's a huge defect. That's because the user interface does allow to set all kinds of table layout parameters including in pixels, so you'd think you have a lot of control, but they simply don't work (at least for me).
I just tested on 10.8 and I see no changes over previous versions.
In my view, the table/cell editing functions in the gui are impossible to understand and use, and don't seem to produce consistent results.
Quite often, if I have to use tables, I use Excel for my edits and then copy/paste into my text field.
That's fair. In my search of our SPRs, I haven't come across a request to enforce the Table Properties that Laurent Lawton is pointing out, but since they're there, and they allow you to specify a width and height in pixels, you should be able to lock the table dimensions, and not being able to do so would be a defect. In that case, you should be able to open a case with PTC Integrity Support. I suggest referring to this post, in the hopes that the TSE who gets the case then circles back and posts the case solution article for that defect here.
Well, that's a disappointment.
I'm preparing to upgrade to 11.2 and this is one of the problems that I was hoping would be fixed.
Thanks for letting us know.