Creating and editing tables

Tables can be created using the drop-down grid on the Insert Table button Insert table button in the editor toolbar, or using the Insert Table dialog that is opened when clicking the Insert Table button.

Creating a table using the drop-down grid

Click on the drop-down arrow on the Insert Table button and select the number of columns and rows for the table by dragging the mouse over the grid. When the required number of columns and rows have been highlighted, click the left mouse button to insert the table.

Insert a table using the grid

The new table is inserted with a default width and height value. To resize the table, click anywhere in the table, then drag the table using the handle in the bottom-right corner.

Drag resize a table

Creating a table using the Insert Table dialog.

  1. Click on the Insert Table button to open the Insert Table dialog.
  2. Set the number of columns and rows for the table as required, and set a Width and Height value.
  3. Set any other options as required.
  4. Click the Insert button.

Insert a table using the dialog

The Tables dialog consists of two tabbed areas - General and Advanced. A summary of the options available is listed below.

General Properties

Cols
Set the number of Columns for the table

Rows
Set the number of Rows for the table

Cellpadding
Set the space between the cell wall and the cell content

Cellspacing
Set the space between cells

Width
Set the table width in pixels, eg: 200 (pixels) or percent, eg: 100%

Height
Set the table height in pixels, eg: 200 (pxiels) or percent, eg: 100%

Table caption
Check or uncheck to include or remove a table caption. The <caption> tag is used to descibe the table, eg:

<table style="width: 400px; height: 300px;">
	<caption>This is a table caption</caption>
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td>Table cell</td>
			<td>Table cell</td>
		</tr>
	</tbody>
</table>

Advanced Properties

Classes

Select css classes from your template stylesheet to apply to the table. Additional class names, seperated by a space, can be typed into the field.

Id

Set a unique id attribute value for the table.

Summary

Set a summary of the table content

Style

A list of inline css properties to be applied to the table, eg: border: 1px solid red;

Language code

Set the language code for the table eg: en

Background image

Select a background-image for the table. You can browse for an image using the File Browser dialog accessed by clicking the File Browser button 

Frame

Select whcih parts of the tables outer borders should be visible

Rules

Select which parts of the tables inner borders should be visible

Language direction

Select the language direction for the table

Border

Set the table border styles by checking the checkbox and selecting a Width, Style and Colour.

Background color

Set the table background colour in hex format eg: #cccccc, or select a colur using the Colour Picker.