Creating and Using Tables
Creating a Table
- Starting on the “Edit Content Item” page, click on the area where you want the table to place your cursor there.
- Next go to the toolbar menu and select the “Insert/Edit Table button.” It is in the middle row, close to the right, and it looks like a calendar with a blue bar on the top edge. Click the button, and it will open the table properties box.
- Next to “rows” and “columns,” enter the number of rows and columns you want the table to have. Rows are the number of vertical items you want and columns are the number of horizontal items.
- If you want a border, chose the border size, which is in pixels. If you don’t want a border, choose “0” from the drop-down menu.
- Under the “alignment” drop-down menu choose how you want the table aligned on the page.
- If you want the table as a whole to be a certain width and height, enter those numbers.
- If you want to change the cell spacing or cell padding enter the numbers in those fields. These fields are also in pixels. Cell spacing is how far away the cells are from each other. Cell padding is how much space is between the content inside the cell to the edge of the cell.
- If you choose to enter a caption, it will appear above your table. If you choose to enter a summary, it will not be visible on your content page, but it will be embedded in the back-end code of your page.
- Once you have selected all the options you want, click “Ok.” Your table will show up in your content page.
Editing Individual Cells
- If you want to edit the cell width and control resizing, you will start by selecting the individual cell or cells you want to edit. Then right click your cell(s) and go down the drop-down menu to “Cell,” then select the “cell properties” sub-menu item.
- The cell properties pop-up will appear and you will be able to change the look of your individual cells.
- To change the width and height of the individual cell, type in the width and height in pixels.
- You can choose from the word wrap drop-down whether you want the words to wrap onto the next line or keep them all on one line. If you want them to wrap, select “Yes,” if you want the words to stay on the same line, select “No.”
- Horizontal and Vertical alignment have to do with the alignment of the content within the cell.
- The rows span and columns span options let you determine how many rows or columns each individual cell spans.
- Background and border color set the color for the background and border of each individual cell.
- Once you have chosen all the options for your table, click “OK” and your table will be ready to go.
Page last modified April 30, 2010