[NTG-context] More table questions

Denis Maier denis.maier.lists at mailbox.org
Tue Sep 22 22:26:46 CEST 2020

Am 22.09.2020 um 16:31 schrieb Henning Hraban Ramm:

> tabulate as far as it fits your needs, then natural tables (Hans dixit in 2019).

That's in fact part of the question: I can not easily tell what the 
particular shortcomings are. As this is for an XML setup that supposed 
for more than one product, I have to make some design decisions right at 
the beginning and I won't be able to make ad hoc adjustments.

> In tabulate you have several kinds of horizontal lines (\HL, \FL, \ML, \LL), but you need to set them and define their width individually.
> IMO the different line widths of booktabs are very oldfashioned. Try to avoid lines as far as possible, and then use them unobtrusively.
> Depending on your product (black printing, CMYK printing, screen only) you can use light colors, but be aware that thin, rasterized lines look jagged, while you can e.g. use 100% cyan even in 0.25pt, if the resolution of the press (offset/digital) works with such thin lines.
> Also don’t use indented table lines if you don’t use vertical lines (and you should usually avoid those).

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll keep that in mind. As said before, I 
don't really regularly use tables so I don't have much experience here.


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