- How to?
- Displaying or hiding the positioning table
- Anchoring a control
Positioning the elements in a page is simplified by the use of a positioning table (HTML table). You can view the HTML table that will be generated and simplify it by aligning the different controls.
This positioning table is also very useful to create "page footers".
The positioning table is represented by dotted lines.
Printing in "Zoning" mode allows you to avoid using the positioning tables. For more details, see Printing in zoning mode.
Displaying or hiding the positioning table
When you are in the page editor, to display or hide the positioning table, you can:
- go to the "Display" tab, "Help for edit" group and check or uncheck "Positioning table".
- press Ctrl + U.
Anchoring a control
By default, the real position of WEBDEV controls is specified in the positioning table.
To anchor a control (in most cases to the bottom or to the right), specify a percentage for the control coordinates in the positioning table. To do so, perform a right click on the coordinate and select "Sizable". You can now type the desired value (in percentage):
- When the positioning table is displayed in the editor, to optimize the viewing of positioning table, the background color of cells as well as the images are no longer displayed.
- Pressing Ctrl + I is used to see the expandable areas. The positioning table is not drawn and the images are displayed.
- The positioning tables do not apply to the AJAX tables.