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getting three columns to have exactly the same height

Posted on 2000-05-14
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Hi.

I have three cells (columns) within a table. The columns are in the same row.

The problem I'm having is that I want all three columns to have the exact same height even though the columns have differing amount of content.

What's happening is that when I put more content in cell #3 it expands, and then it is difficult to have the other columns match exactly the height of column #3 because they have less content.

What do I have to do to make all the contents format so that they all have exactly the same height and therefore have their top and bottom borders line up exactly?

Michael
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Question by:morya
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by:firelights
ID: 2809657
would u show me your code?

is it what u want: here it is

=============================
<html>
<head>
      <title>Untitled</title>
</head>

<body>


<table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=450>
<tr><td align=left valign=top width=150><table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr><td align=left valign=top>content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 </td>
</tr></table></td>

<td align=left valign=top width=150><table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr><td align=left valign=top>content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 </td>
</tr></table></td>

<td align=left valign=top width=150><table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr><td align=left valign=top>content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2
content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2
content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 </td>
</tr></table></td>


</tr></table>


</body>
</html>


======================================

firelights
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by:nettrom
ID: 2810167
If you have 3 cells in the same row, the whole row will have the same height as the largest cell in the row.  So I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do here.  Could you try to explain a bit more?

As firelights also asks, a URL would be nice.
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by:maritimegirl
ID: 2811370
<table>
<tr>
<td>blah</td><td>blah</td><td>blah</td>
</tr>
</table>

So that's your format?  Just modify your 3 <td> tags to be <td height=20> or whatever size you need - they will stay the same height regardless of content.
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by:morya
ID: 2812081
I've got nested tables.  I'll put the code in here later tonight.  I have put a height in each of the td's but it hasn't helped,yet.
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firelights earned 75 total points
ID: 2813117
I see your question once again. I try to get your meaning. if u just want three cell top border & bottom border line up in 1 table.

try this: it works in ie5 & netscape 4.73, sorry, i don't have ie4 & netcape 4.5x or above, don't know it work on that or not.
=======================================

<html>
<head>
      <title>Untitled</title>

<script language=javascript>
<!--
h=700
//-->
</script>

</head>



<body>


<table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=450>
<tr><td align=left valign=top width=150><table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=150 height=100%>
<script language=javascript>
<!--
document.write("<tr><td align=left valign=top height="); + document.write(h); + document.write(">")
//-->
</script>
content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 content 1 </td>
</tr></table></td>

<td align=left valign=top width=150 height=100%><table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=150 height=100%>
<script language=javascript>
<!--
document.write("<tr><td align=left valign=top height="); + document.write(h); + document.write(">")
//-->
</script>
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3
content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 content 3 </td>
</tr></table></td>

<td align=left valign=top width=150><table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=150 height=100%>
<script language=javascript>
<!--
document.write("<tr><td align=left valign=top height="); + document.write(h); + document.write(">")
//-->
</script>
content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2
content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2
content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 content 2 </td>
</tr></table></td>
</tr></table>


</body>
</html>

=======================================
it works on any height of your contents, but u need to manually edit the javascript code u see inside the <head>
<script language=javascript>
<!--
h=700
//-->
</script>
</head>

just edit the h=xxx for your requirement

=======================================

firelights

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