The new (to me) functionality in the pc override spec allows me to define a custom width for the first column width.
This is extremely useful for the type of work Toppan does, however as is always the case, two styles have come up in the last 2 weeks that have been outside the existing functionality.
The scenarios both involved:
- Four column PC override being used on a page layout with one text block.
- These four columns needed to flow with the content on the page.
- If content was added/removed above this section, the vertical position on the page would react (instead of keeping a static y-position)
- Each of the first three pc override columns need to be the same width, while the last (right) column needed to be a couple of pica wider than the other three columns.
This could not be done as a table for these reasons
- the style indicated broken top and bottom table boxes: the box rule would have to be "turned off" above/below table gutters
- no extra "spacer" rows could exist - doing so would introduce additional space and divxml artifacts.
The specific functionality (that I would find immediately useful) is:
- In a 4 column PC Override: Set the right most column to double the width of the others.
- In a 3 column PC Override: Set the middle column to be wider than the other two columns.