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Table Borders Not Displaying

Ali Hastie's profile picture
Posts: 129

30 September 2017, 1:47 AM


When users add tables with borders using the editor throughout Mahara the borders are not appearing within the tables.

This happens with 17.04.1 and 17.04.3 Mahara versions.

Just carried out a test and it's happening in here too:

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Robert Lyon's profile picture
Posts: 363

04 October 2017, 8:38 AM

Hi Ali,

When I initially tested your find I too thought it was a bug. But it turns out it is a UI issue with TinyMCE itself (a third party plugin we use to allow WYSIWYG editing)

Because we set up the editor with "table_style_by_css: true" it means the table properties form expects valid css input.


But the same form is used for when 'table_style_by_css' is either on or off so the form is not obvious that for table border you need to do:

2px solid;

rather than:


Here is an example of a table with a border that I made via the table properties form:

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It turns out the fields just fill in/update the Advanced -> Style field with CSS so one can just put the styles in there directly to save time



Ali Hastie's profile picture
Posts: 129

09 October 2017, 9:47 PM

Hi Robert

Thanks, this works for us.




Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 3418

01 December 2017, 3:20 AM

Hi Robert,

When I put in the table border as you say, I only get the outer line, but not the borders around the cells. And when we enter it as table cell borders, it's removed directly in 17.10.

How did you manage?





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