How do I create or edit a table?
Creating a table is pretty easy...once you know what the options mean. Sometimes, though, you almost have too many options available. We'll explain how to create a table, and show you all the other table-related functions in the text editor.
Here's a more in-depth explanation of these table icons:
|Create or edit a table||
When creating or editing a table, you'll see the following options:
|Row properties||Ignore this one - use the cell properties icon instead.|
When editing a cell's properties, you'll see the following options:
|Add a row after the current row|
|Add a row before the current row|
|Delete the current row|
|Add a column after the current column|
|Add a column before the current column|
|Delete the current column|
|Split merged cells|
The most common problem people seem to have is that the table hangs over the edge of the box - there are a couple of ways to resolve this:
- Check the width of your table & table cells using the table & cell property icons (see above). Make sure they're not wider than the LibGuides column that the box is in. You can check the LibGuides column size by heading to Add / Edit Pages > Resize Columns.
There's also an HTML property that can often cause problems. In the Rich Text editor, click the Plain-Text Editor tab. You might see a line (or lines) that look like this:
<table align="left" border="0">
If you see any reference to "align" in your table's HTML, delete it! This is depreciated HTML and isn't supported in most modern browsers, and can cause a page to render wonkily.