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Re: [Groff] problems with tbl underline

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] problems with tbl underline
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 12:50:22 +0200
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> I have been using tbl and nroff in Unix SunOS5.8 to create an ASCII
> table by doing:
> tbl test.tbl | nroff | col -b > file.txt
> However, for some unknown reason, some rows in test.tbl are not being
> displayed in the ASCII table.  I checked and the missing rows are the
> ones directly above any "_" on a single line in the code (i.e. rows
> directly above an underline). The ASCII table displays the underline
> correctly, but I'm missing the previous row.  If a add an empty line
> before the "_", the problem is partly fixed, but I still don't get all
> my rows.

Use a terminal without half-line capability (but with reverse-line
capability if you have vertical lines in the table), for example

  tbl test.tbl | nroff -Tlp | col -b >file.txt

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