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CSS: table too wide for screen.

Posted on 2011-02-25
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Hi experts,

Can anyone tell me why the table is exceeding the width of my screen please?  and just as importantly, how to correct it!

http://www.fobgfc.org/sqedit_03A.php

CSS files attached.

Ta,

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admin.css
players-table.css
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Question by:colinspurs
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by:pdd1lan
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look like your table' s width has set for 100%

table.display {
      margin: 0 auto;
      clear: both;
      width: 100%;

}

you might need to adjust your table width to the size that you need.
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by:Beverley Portlock
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What size is your screen? It fits OK on mine in both IE and FF
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by:colinspurs
ID: 34979503
Hi, thanks for responding.  As usual, I didn't give all the story.

I'm using 1024 x 768.

Here's the page as it was before I brought in datatables and its attendant floating divs and CSS file, so something in there has upset it but I can't work out what it is.

http://www.fobgfc.org/EE2.php 
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Beverley Portlock earned 500 total points
ID: 34979720
From comparing the screens the big difference is the sort up/down arrows in each header. These are 20px wide and there are 12 of them so your screen is now 20x12 = 240px wider than it was

That's why it used to fit on a 1024px screen and why it easily fits on my larger screen (1280px).
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by:colinspurs
ID: 34979808
Ah!  That will be it.

I'll see if I can abbreviate the column headings.

Thanks.

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by:colinspurs
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Blimey talk about "can't see the wood for the trees"!

Thanks again.
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by:Beverley Portlock
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You're welcome...

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