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Re: Nested Grids

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  • Subject: [mg89655] Re: [mg89622] Nested Grids
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:41:54 -0400 (EDT)
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This solution is not general but works for your example.

  {Grid[{{a, b}, {c, d}},
    Frame -> All,
    Background -> Orange], e},
  {f, g}},
 Frame -> All,
 Spacings -> {0, 0},
 ItemSize -> All]

Bob Hanlon

---- David Park <djmpark at> wrote: 
> Nested Grids would seem to be a very useful construct because subportions of 
> a large grid could be independently developed. However, I have been studying 
> the tutorial/GridsRowsAndColumns and it has only one example and that 
> example hides a defect. Here is the slightly modified example with Frames 
> added for all elements:
> Grid[{{Grid[{{a, b}, {c, d}}, Frame -> All, Background -> Orange],
>    e}, {f, g}},
>  Frame -> All]
> The problem is that the nested Grid does not fill its space. If we use 
> Dividers -> Central, they also do not fill to the edges of the containing 
> item. It seems that we need something like an ImageMargins option, but that 
> is not available. Is there an easy method to get nested grids to fill their 
> space in the enclosing grid? Is there a hard way?
> -- 
> David Park
> djmpark at

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