Tables can be useful both for organizing information and structuring the display of items on a page. To add a table to an existing page,
- Click Edit in the toolbar at the top of the center area of the page.
- Scroll down to the text editor.
- At the top of the text editor, click Table to open the Table menu.
- Hold your mouse over Insert table to open a grid.
- If you know the number of cells you want in your table, you can select the table's size by moving your mouse over the desired number of squares and clicking on the lowest and right-most square desired. A counter at the bottom of the grid will indicate the width and height of the grid that will be created. If you aren't sure, you can choose any square - you can always add or remove sections later
- Your table will now appear inside the text editor.
- The cells will automatically resize to fit their content, so you can start adding things to it right away.
- The table will default to the width of the text editor window. However, if you would like to make it bigger, you have two options:
- You can click-and-drag the corners of the table to increase or decrease its size. Note that the interface will allow you to expand the table as far as you'd like, but expanding it to the side may make the table run under the portlets to the side of the page.
- Click anywhere in the table, and then click the Table menu and go to Table properties. Here you can set the overall width and height of the table in pixels.
Note: You can add images as well as text into your tables. Simply click into the desired cell, and then use the Insert/edit image button to select an image. Make sure you set a size that's appropriate for your table - the cell will expand to fit your image, so if you add a large image it may drastically change the size of your table.
Changing Table Colors
- To change the color of the cell borders in the table, highlight the cells you wish to change and go to Table > Cell > Cell Properties.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Enter the color you'd like in the Border field. Colors are selected by name (e.g. "purple", "black"). To hide the cell borders, type "transparent".