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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Scott Prentice (2008-01-31)
Last updated: 2008-06-19

TAGS:  Authoring, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  simpletable and choicetable columns widths don't stick
ISSUE:  simpletable and choicetable column widths remain evenly divided even if you adjust them to different widths.

This applies to FM8 and DITA-FMx 0.02 (fixed in DITA-FMx 1.x)
SOLUTION:  In the INI file (fminit/ditafm.ini or dita-fmx/ditafmx.ini) setting the TableImport/SetColumnWidthsProp parameter to 0 will stop the plugin from resetting the column widths. The only problem this will cause is for tables that don't specify column widths (like a reltable), their widths will be very narrow.