NewDeal Hot Tip 1917
NewWrite Charts or Tables
Here's one way to do charts or tables in NewWrite.
- If your table is wide, choose Page Size in the File menu, then select
the landscape orientation. Apply, then close.
- Choose Page Setup, select the number of columns to match the number
of columns you need. Choose a rule width of 1 or 2 points. Apply, then close.
- In each column, enter a few returns to give you some working space
in each column, then Ctrl+Enter to move to the next column. This just
makes it easier to move around the columns.
- Edit each column for the information you want it to display. Use any
fonts you wish.
- When you're all done with the content of the chart, choose Scale to
Fit in the View menu. Choose drawing tools, and select the box tool.
While holding down the control key (to make the box white rather
than black), outline the entire dotted page. This should put a box
around the entirety, with the columns separated by vertical lines.
- Now just draw horizontal lines where you want them. Hold down
the shift key to get perfectly straight lines.
Creating Tables from NewCalc
NewWrite has no automatic Tables features and does not understand the
concept of cells. Cell contents copied and pasted from NewCalc are
translated into left-tabbed text.
To change the tab attribution, all you need to do is open Paragraph,
Tabs, select each tab and change it. If you wish to center the text
and put vertical tab lines between the items, use Find and Replace
to replace each tab character with two tab characters. Then add a
tab marker between each two tab markers in the ruler. Every other
tab marker is used for the vertical lines and the alternating tab
markers can be configured for center instead of left.
In most cases, this will leave one problem: your first column has
no tab and is left-justified, throwing off column spacing. To fix
this, insert another tab at the end of each line. Do this in one
operation by selecting all the text in the table and use Find and
Replace to replace each carriage return with a tab plus a carriage
As you probably know, you can change a tab attributes globally by
selecting all lines, or for individual lines by selecting just the
line you want to work on.
You may prefer to cut the table and paste it into the graphics
layer when it's complete.
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Last Modified 7 Mar 1999