Is a table the right solution?

Tables should be used to display data that needs to be aligned in rows and columns to be meaningful. With the rapid growth of mobile web access, we need to consider the user experience on all size devices. If you create a table, be sure to view the page on a phone or reduce the width of your browser window to simulate a mobile view. At this point evaluate if a table is the best solution for the content.

Table menu
Insert/edit a table

Place your cursor where you'd like to insert a table, open the Table menu (Table menu) and select Table. Highlight the desired configuration of rows and columns and click the grid to insert the table.

You can also right-click anywhere in your content to insert a table.

Place your cursor in an existing table and open the Table menu (Table menu) to access the table properties dialog or delete the table.

Table properties dialog box
Table properties

Most settings in the Table properties dialog do not apply. Instead, apply the tablespecial format later using the WYSIWYG's Formats sub-menu. This will style your table to complement the website's design.

Table editing quick actions (left click)

Left-click in any table cell to open the available quick actions:

Table quick actions

  • Table properties
  • Delete table
  • Insert row before
  • Insert row after
  • Delete row
  • Insert column before
  • Insert column after
  • Delete Column
Table editing sub-menus (right-click)

Right-click in any table cell to bring up additional table editing options. From here you can insert, delete or merge individual cells, rows and columns, or delete the table.

Table right-click menu


Available table styles

  • Default table style
    example of default table format 
  • Table with tablespecial format applied
    To get this style, select the table by placing your cursor within the table and clicking "table" in the path display at the bottom of the editor. Then, open the Formats sub-menu, and select Custom > tablespecial.
    example of table with tablespecial format 

  • Table with tablespecial format and header rows
    To achieve the darker row, right-click on a cell then select Cell > Cell Properties. On the Cell Properties dialog box you change the Cell Type to Header Cell, and the Scope to Column Group.
    example of table with tablespecial format plus header rows