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## Re: [Gnumed-bugs] current_meds_notes placeholder

 From: Jim Busser Subject: Re: [Gnumed-bugs] current_meds_notes placeholder Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:39:22 -0700

On 2011-08-18, at 11:16 AM, Jim Busser wrote:

> On 2011-08-18, at 4:52 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
>
>> I changed this to:
>>
>>      \noindent \begin{tabular}{|l|l|p{5.5cm}|p{7.5cm}|}
>>
>> which seems to sort of work nicely.
>
> It only works nicely on account of the content of your first column (HCT,
> Metoprolol) being so few in characters. Try
>
>       TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE
>       CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

… because the result will be that the first column (formatted 'l') will consume
however much room it requires, causing the 4th column (and 'Advice') to be
mostly or fully out of view (see screenshot). It is the reason why I think
anytime we are talking columns of content of variable length which can be 30,
40, 50 characters or more we probably need a limit of (at most) two such
potentially-wide columns, and they need to be of type

p{specific width}

which is why I was suggesting -- if we want these 4 columns of data, to
collapse the content of one of them inside another e.g. to position the Brand
immediately under the Substance to which it pertains, either

1) in a new row of its own, or

2) as an alternative, maybe

substanceName \newline brandName &

can keep both entities inside a single cell and spare us having to put lines on
the alternate rows. We'd have to test, it, though.

-- Jim