Technical Support
Forums and Mailing Lists
Search Mackichan Web

Version 5/5.5

Word Processing
File Issues
Exam Builder
Style Editor
Free Updates
Technical Articles

Scientific Notebook
Support Information

TeXnology links

Document 277

Problem with table lines

Version: 3.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word


Lines have been removed from a table, but they appear in print. Further, they have a different printed appearance depending on whether the document is produced with or without typesetting


Unfortunately, this is a bug related to command overrides in the table editor.


We suggest this workaround. Follow the instructions below to use an ASCII editor to modify your file until the LaTeX printout is correct, then create an encapsulated TeX field containing the table:.

  1. Open your document in an ASCII editor and scroll to the table. Tables begin with \begin{tabular} and end with \end{tabular.

  2. Manipulate the table lines until they are they way you want them.

  3. Save the file.

  4. Open the file in SWP or SW and preview it from the Typeset menu.

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until the appearance of the table is as you want it.

  6. In the ASCII editor, copy the entire table to the clipboard.

  7. In SWP or SW, place the insertion point where you want the table to appear.

  8. From the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose TeX.

  9. Check Encapsulated and give the field a name.

  10. In the input area, paste the lines of code you copied to the clipboard and choose OK.

  11. From the Typeset menu, choose Preview to ensure that the appearance of the table is as you want it, and then close the previewer.

  12. Save and close your document.

Revised 06/11/02, 11/10/05

This document was created with Scientific WorkPlace.

MacKichan Software, Inc. 19689 7th Avenue NE, Suite 183 #238 Poulsbo, WA 98370
Phone: 360-394-6033 Toll-free: 877-724-9673 Fax: 360-394-6039

Please email comments and suggestions regarding this site to
© Copyright 1998 - MacKichan Software, Inc. All rights reserved.