Oct 06 2023 02:48 PM
Oct 06 2023 02:48 PM
I have a what seems a very simple question that I just can not find a solution.
I am populating a large SharePoint site with the need for lots of 'Tab Spacing', for example:
1.5l General Arrangement - Deck 10
1.5m General Arrangement - Deck 11
1.5n General Arrangement - Deck 12
As you can see the alignment is dictated by the font width in this case, I have tried monospaced fonts and populating the content in tables, but both are not suitable for the project I am working on.
Am I missing an obvious way to add a simple Tab Spacing?
Thanks in advance.
Oct 06 2023 09:42 PM
Oct 07 2023 01:42 AM
Hi @Tristan999 , thank you for your reply.
Thanks for clearing this up for me. We are performing a feasibility test to see if SharePoint is a viable option to host online versions of our Technical Manuals. These manuals make extensive use of tabbed data sets which we have historically provided to our users through PDF documents.
We intend to upload these PDF documents as well so that our users can download them as they are too large in file size to view conveniently online.
Is there another web part that is more suitible?
Oct 07 2023 10:19 AM
Oct 08 2023 04:01 AM
Oct 08 2023 04:27 AM - edited Oct 08 2023 04:31 AM
why exactly are tables not suitable?
Are tables too complicated to create or do you have an example where a table does not work?
Alternatively, you could try the markdown webpart and enter your documentation as markdown
Markdown contains all the formatting instructions in the text itself, so for example this
This is **bold** text
"This is bold text"
Perhaps there is an option in Adobe Indesign or somewhere else in your publishing process to export the whole documentation as markdown. Then you can just copy&paste it into this webpart.
Oct 08 2023 10:40 AM - edited Oct 08 2023 11:16 AM
My question regarding file size is in regards to opening the document in the browser, i.e., the file may not open in the browser if its X size.
The Adobe Cloud allows you to open documents in the browser. For example, the preview option from the document library will not open but with the Adobe Cloud integration you will be able to open the document in the browser. Here is a 200 MB file that I opened directly from SharePoint, it is redirected to Adobe Cloud and the document can now be opened directly in the browser without having to download it:
Why is the "File and Media" web part not good enough? My assumption would be you just want to include your tabbed data sets and not images. If this is the case, why not create a text file and create a File and Media web part and link it to that document. Something like this (it even has the line numbers for each row data - IMO that's a bonus):
The caveat with this solution is that it allows you to enter text in the web part. However, it will not update the file.
Oct 12 2023 07:22 AM
@SvenSieverding Thanks for pointing out markdown to me, I performed a test and found that when using tab spacing it converts the text style to look like a code snippet. Maybe I'm doing something wrong here, but researching markdown syntax, this seems to be the case.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the Table element and using them, I am actually persevering with them, but I believe they will not be the way to go in the end due to our authors heavy use of tabs and with them coming from a desktop publishing background, the guys will find working with these tables a bit inconvenient to populate compared to what they are use to.
Sorry for the delay, I've been on a well earned holiday :).
Oct 12 2023 07:36 AM
Oct 12 2023 08:52 AM - edited Oct 12 2023 08:52 AM
I believe the Adobe Integration does not require a license. I certainly do not have a license for it and I have had the integration service installed in my development tenant for 3 years now. You would need an Adobe Cloud license if you wanted to edit the document and use the other functionalities such as export. The fine print for using this service is that the contents of the file is copied to Adobe Cloud and the last time I checked (2 years ago), the data is stored in the US.
Good to know about RoboHelp! Maybe I will look at that in the future.