Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
I'm afraid I don't understand the question. Sorry. Perhaps if I can explain what I am trying to do. I am trying to create an electrical panel schedule. It is a diagram that gets attached to the box so the handy hubby get easily see what outlets each breaker controls. Each breaker slot should have a small shaded rectangle that denotes the amperage of the breaker, another that denotes a GFI or AFI breaker, words which describe the outlets connected to the breaker, and a column which denotes which panel slots are being used by that breaker (a breaker may take up 1/2 slot or 1 slot or 2 slots.
Does that answer your question?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to DoggoneDeb)
I don't think that objects within table cells is the best way to go about that. I assume that your table would create the grid for your shapes, making it easy to align them with the breaker layout. You can use a table to create the grid without putting the shapes inside the table. I would do this:
Insert a Table and set the number of Rows and Columns and their sizes to create the pigeon hole pattern for your content. This table would have no header or footer rows or columns. Then use the Graphics Inspctor to set the Stroke to a solid line with a stroke width of one or two points. Make a test print to assure that the pattern is properly aligned with your breakers.
Then I would Insert a Rectangle Shape. Drag the corners to size the shape to fully cover the table. Set the Stroke to None and set the Opacity of the Fill to zero percent. Reducing the Opacity of the Fill to zero will reveal the table. Now, Arrange > Lock the shape so that it stays put and won't be dislodged.
Now begin inserting small Shapes, Text Boxes, etc. to annotate your breaker locations. Double-click on the shape to set the text insertion cursor and add your text notes to the shape. You can use the Arrange menu features to get the shapes in line if necessary.
When you are done, you can unlock the large rectangle and set the Fill to 100 percent opacity White to block out the table below, assuming you don't want or need this grid any longer.