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Why can't FP sort tables?

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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