Extra double spacing mystery for a ~strid~ on a phone list.

We are building an EF+ document for an internal phone list and using a Word setting to have the data appear in three columns.   Kind of like a newspaper reads.

Practically the whole Document Template a series of embedded Subtables.  is   ie the data   will populate down the first column and then jumps to the top of the next column. 

Our mystery is that most, but not all, of the subtable entries within a particular ~strid~ appear as double spaced (although they are still each, correctly, on a single line each).   We need it tightened up to single spaced to get the phone list in one page. 

Continuing the mystery is that this double spacing problem is just on the first ~strid~ on the form  and the the subsequent ~strid~ subtables are correctly single spaced  

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  • Hi Mark

    can you attach the template?

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  • Hi Mark Shnier I took a look and found that fid 24, D in strid=2 is causing the extra spacing. D is a formula field which populates a D if a condition is met, otherwise it leaves it blank. I replaced the space with a character and the double spacing disappears. That said, we are looking into why a space in that field is causing a double space in the table.

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      • Mark Shnier
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      • Mark_Shnier
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Christine Boylan 

      Thanks Christine. For now we will choose another character to indicate that the Phone List person has Direct Inward Dial. That was what the D meant. 

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  • Mark,

    The letter D isn't the issue, it's the empty field. If you replace the space with a dash it works fine.

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  • Still doesn't seem to respond to attempts to further reduce padding.. we've tried to incorporate <table cellpadding="0"> in both the string and the template file, however it ignores us / skews the colums. Is there a more appropriate way to format the html tag such that it would influence the content? Tks..

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    • D Massaro can you share a screenshot here from your output that shows the extra spacing?

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    • D Massaro what are the Quick Base field types for each of the fields that you are including in this subtable? 

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      • D Massaro
      • D_Massaro
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Keith Jusas Just text fields

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    • D Massaro none of these fields are RICH TEXT fields in Quick Base are they?

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      • D Massaro
      • D_Massaro
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Keith Jusas No, however on closer inspection, Full Name, Title, and DID are formula text, while Ext is numeric. 

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    • D Massaro Here is a sample of a subtable I created in a test document.  This is the tightest it will get, there is no way to make it any tighter than this.  First column is a text field the rest are numeric

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      • D Massaro
      • D_Massaro
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Keith Jusas Can you perhaps provide an example of the proper use of the HTML padding=0 I found in your primer on Forms / Docs Plus, and where we would apply this?

      As much as I can reformat the output, the users will have no interest in doing it, so if there is perhaps a formatting loophole, or a command that is excluded from the EFP builder, it would be a huge help rather than inflicting manual post-build formatting on the user.

      http://qbtools.helpdocsonline.com/including-html

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    • D Massaro since the output you showed is coming from a subtable configuration the html settings are not going to help you at all

      The link you reference is for using html in general  inside a Formula Rich Text field

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