Thin lines with cfdocument

Posted on 2010-11-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I'm a novice in CF9 world. I need to create a report in pdf with some tables. I've created it with cfdocument tag and css style.

Cfdocument doesn't support all the css styles[0] such as border-collapse and border-style:"thin". My problem is that I can't create a line very thin.

I've tried with css border-width with many units and values but the width doesn't go under 0.1em or 1px so I can't do lines as thin as those produced by ColdFusion Report Builder.

Can anyone tell me how can I create finer lines?

Many thanks for any suggestion,


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Question by:alsmersi
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ID: 34131196
If you're styling it correctly, the lines should be very thin. But I'm not sure you can go under 1px.  Just to be certain, can you post a code snippet and screen shot of what you're seeing in cfdocument versus Report Builder?

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ID: 34136205
Hello --
below is an extract of relevant code:

<cfdocument format="pdf"  pagetype="letter"  fontembed="true">
<style type="text/css" media="print">
.tpx td{
	border: solid 1px black;
.tem td{
	border: solid 0.1em black;
.tmm td{
	border: solid 0.1mm black;
Table created with Cfdocument; <br>(using values smaller than 1px, 0.1em and 0.1mm the result is the same)<br />
<table class="tem">
<td> 0.1 em </td>
<table class="tpx">
<td>1 pix </td>
<table class="tmm">
<td> 0.1mm prima riga prima colonna</td>

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_agx_ earned 125 total points
ID: 34137391
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I see what you mean.  That code looks ok.  In my experience, that is the thinnest border I've been able to create with cfdocument.  I can' t point to documentation on it, but I suspect that's the minimum allowed.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 34148347
I will re-check documentation to verify that's 1px is minimum allowed.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34148545
Unfortunately, I've never seen anything specific on border limits (mix/max).  My guess is there's too many css elements to describe the behavior of each one in detail.  But on the off chance you do find something about borders, let us know.  

Expert Comment

ID: 38054423
Tables may be 90's tech, but I have found a work-around using the cellspacing attribute in the table tag.  Browsers don't render the lines consistently but in prints of the pdf the lines are present and much thinner:

.tbl {background-color:#000;}
.tbl td,th,caption{background-color:#fff}

<table cellspacing="1" class="tbl" border="0">

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