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RE: Nested Grids

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  • Subject: [mg89635] RE: [mg89622] Nested Grids
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:37:52 -0400 (EDT)
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That doesn't quite work because, on my system at least, the nested grid 
still does not quit fill the space, leaving a noticeable gap at the top.

The technique of nested grids sounds nice, but in my view if one wants 
coloring and dividers in the nested part of the grid the Grid command 
still lacks adequate control. It is probably better to use the finest 
grid division and fill in the parts programmatically (or by hand) using 

David Park
djmpark at

From: Bob Hanlon [mailto:hanlonr at]

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 
> 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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