Re: Multi column layout question.

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 14:28:09 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510107ac10d9659ffa@[198.68.46.138]>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 14:28:09 -0700
To: David Scott 614/466-0705 <ACQ_SCOTT@ohio.gov>,
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: RE: Multi column layout question.

At 07:32a 06/23/95, David Scott 614/466-0705 wrote:
> Although not true multicolumn support, I've run into a situation where I'd
> like text aligned in the middle of a graphic to continue in the same
> "column" if the text runs to more than one line. The example I'm working
> with is at http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq/ and the text for the second
> graphic "bullet" starts in the middle of the graphic, but when the text
> continues on the second line, it returns to the left margin under the
> graphic. (The effect occurs with both AOL's browser via dialup and with
> Netscape 1.0N via TCP/IP)
>
> The source fragment at the above location is:
>
> <li><a href="http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq2/">
> <img src="tgif_tmp6.gif"
> align=middle border=none>
> View Acquisition RFPs </a> for the Technical
> Services Contract. <b>Test Page</b> with Question/Answers for each
> RFP.


I think the problem is that you are using <LI> elements, which are
*designed* to have lines wrap in this manner. You'll have to forgo the
<LI>'s bullets, or make the jump to Netscape 1.1 and use tables (which,
btw, are not currently supported in AOL's browser). It might look something
like this:

<table>
<tr><td><UL><LI><a href="http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq/rfp_main.htmlx">
                <img src="tgif_tmp6.gif" align=middle border=none></a></UL>
<td valign=center><a href="http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq/rfp_main.htmlx">
                      View RFPs</a>
<tr><td><UL><LI><a href="http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq2/">
                <img src="tgif_tmp6.gif" align=middle border=none></a></UL>
<td valign=center><a href="http://www.acq.das.ohio.gov/acq2/">
                      View Acquisition RFPs</a>
                      for the Technical Services Contract.
                      <b>Test Page</b> with Question/Answers for each RFP.
<tr><td colspan=2 valign=center>
    <UL><LI>Information on
        <A HREF="http://www.odn.ohio.gov/acrobat/">Adobe Acrobat</A>,
        which is used to view .PDF files</UL>
<tr><td colspan=2 valign=center>
    <UL><LI>yourFourthLineHere</UL>
</table>


-Walter

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