Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Why can't FP sort tables?

Posted on 2000-03-26
3
Medium Priority
?
163 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am amazed and surprised that the makers of Front Page 2000 didn't add the abitliy to sort tables. I have been looking for this feature in Front Page 2000 but couldn't find it. Ironically, Word 2000 had this feature even though Word was not inteneded primiraly for Web authoring.

Any idea?
0
Comment
Question by:mhdhallak
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
TTom earned 20 total points
ID: 2659471
Yep.  Web authoring tools were not meant to be spreadsheets or word processors or databases.  Since the production of HTML deals with format primarily, it is reasonable to think that an HTML editor, which is what FP is, would not be equipped to do content manipulation.

Word deals with content, in addition to format.  That's probably why it is capable of manipulating content.

Sorry,

Tom
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:david_levine
ID: 2659480
You can do it yourself if needed. I imagine the table is populated from a database. Is that correct? If so, what are you using to do this - perl? ASP? something else? You could generate the table so that the title row is hyperlinked which re-executes the query pulling the data sorted by the column.

David
0
 

Author Comment

by:mhdhallak
ID: 2660831
I agree with you. But since most of the work we do in an HTML editor involves tables, I think it's reasonable to have some sorting function at least.

No, I don't use a database for my table. I update this table regularly and i want to be able to sort it according to one of its columns (date).

Anyways, I think I will take it the long way and use copy the table to Word, sort it there, and bring it back again to FP.

0

Featured Post

Ask an Anonymous Question!

Don't feel intimidated by what you don't know. Ask your question anonymously. It's easy! Learn more and upgrade.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . It goes without saying that technology has transformed society and the very nature of how we live, work, and communicate in ways that would’ve been incomprehensible 5 ye…
Geo-targeting is the practice of distributing content based on a person’s location, as best as you can determine it. Let’s look at some ways you could successfully use this tactic. The following tips and case studies could lead to meaningful results.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to exclude a particular blog category from the main blog page. This is can be used when a category already has its own tab, or you simply want certain types of posts not to show up on the main blog. …
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to prevent comment spam on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin Akismet will be used. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: myw…

782 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question