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troubleshooting Question

Left margin for tables

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Due to a customer requirement I need to set the left margin of complex tables from the default 2.54cm (1") to 1.90cm.  

Now, after opening a document from the view (in read or edit mode), everything looks fine. But if I first open the form in read mode and then switch to edit mode everything is moved about 1/2" to the right. I played around a little and found out that this also happens if I enable/disable the horizontal scroll bar in the PostOpen event. Notes is 6.0.2 CF2.

I'm aware of similar issues with various Notes versions. Usually it helped to recreate the tables from scratch and/or to make sure no hidden paragraphs or complex design elements are placed immediately next to the table. But this time none of the tricks helped. I haven't done complex form design for a while, so this one drives me crazy.

I have seven forms. Yesterday, I managed to get it done for just one form. I don't know how. After playing around with some hidden fields it suddenly worked. Today I don't manage to get even the simplest form finnished.

My form has the following structure:

<empty line with standard default settings>
<outer table 1
   <inner table 1>
>
<empty line with standard default settings>
<outer table 2
   <inner tables in each row>
>

outer table 1: standard table, 1 column, 1 row, fit to window, left margin absolute 1.90cm, right margin relative 100%.
inner table 1: standard table, 2 columns, 3 rows, fit to margins, left margin absolute 0.15cm, right margin relative 99%.
                    column 1, fixed width, 3.24cm.

outer table 2: tabbed table, 1 column, 5 rows, fit to window, left margin absolute 1.90cm, right margin relative 100%.
Tab (row) 2 - 5 have the following structure:
<empty line with standard default settings>
<table 3>
<empty line with standard default settings>

table 3: standard table, 2 columns, 3 rows, fit to margins, left margin absolute 0.15cm, right margin relative 99%.
            column 1 and 4, fixed width, 3.24cm.
            column 3, fixed width, 1.00cm.
            column 2 and 5 are equally sized (shrink and grow depending on screen size).

Tab (row) 1 is more complex. It contains another tabbed table, 1 column, 3 rows, fit to margins, left margin absolute 0.15cm, right margin relative 99%. Inside each tab is a table with same characteristics as table 3.

Any thoughts, tips and tricks?

Peter

Hmm, sorry I have used up all my points. Hope to get an answer anyway. Usually I would give 350 to 500 for this.
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