How to create and edit tables?

This article will teach you how to create and edit tables in EasyContent's text editor.

Creating a Table

There are two ways to create a table.

1. Via Table Table in the menu bar.

2. Via standard toolbar.

Table Toolbar

Before we proceed, it's important to know what the table toolbar is.

The table toolbar is a quick access toolbar that appears around the table you're currently working on. This gives you access to the following options and settings (from left to right):

  1. Table properties
  2. Delete table
  3. Insert row before [currently selected row]
  4. Insert row after [currently selected row]
  5. Delete row
  6. Insert column before [currently selected column]
  7. Insert column after [currently selected column]
  8. Delete column

Configuring Table Properties

You can access the table properties in the menu bar via Table > Table Properties (#1) or through the standard toolbar via the table icon > Table Properties (#2) or via the table toolbar (#3) by selecting the first option.

This will bring out the table properties window. It has two tabs: General and Advanced.

General Table Properties

The General tab contains the settings for the table's general property.

  • Width - the table's width in pixels.
  • Height - the table's height in pixels.
  • Cell spacing - individual cell's spacing in pixels (space between each cell).
  • Cell padding - individual cell's padding in pixels (space between cell borders and its content).
  • Border width - allows you to specify the border's thickness.
  • Caption - allows you to add captions to the table.
  • Alignment - allows you to specify the table's alignment around the text.

Advanced Table Properties

The Advanced tab lets you add custom styling to your tables.

  • Border style - lets you select border style.
  • Border color - lets you define a color for your table's borders. 
  • Background color - lets you define a color for your table's background.