Tables to Your Web Page
Inserting a Table
1.Place the insertion point where you want the table to
appear in your document.
2.Choose Table from the Insert menu.
3.Use the New Table Properties dialog box to set up your
Adding and Deleting Rows, Columns, and Cells
To add to your table:
1.Click where you want to add space.
2.Open the Insert menu and choose Table; then choose Row,
Column, or Cell.
1.Click in a row, column, or cell.
2.Open the Edit menu and choose Delete Table; then choose
Row, Column, or Cell.
Changing a Table
You can change a table's caption or border, or the width,
height, alignment, color, or background of a table or parts of a table.
1.To change an entire table, click anywhere inside it; to
change a specific row or cell click inside the row or cell.
2.Open the Format menu and choose Table Properties (Table
Info in Mac OS).
3.Click the Table, Row, or Cell tab.
4.Use the Table Properties dialog box to make your
The settings you choose in the Table Properties dialog
box always override the settings you chose when you first created the table.
Using the Table Properties Dialog Box
Use the New Table Properties dialog box and the Table
Properties dialog box to set or change a table's characteristics. All the fields are
To create new tables, use the New Table Properties dialog
Open the Insert menu and choose Table.
To change an existing table, use the Table Properties
1.Click anywhere inside a table, row, or cell.
2.Open the Format menu and choose Table Properties; then
click the Table, Row, or Cell tab.
Number of rows/Number of columns
Enter the number of rows and columns you want. This option
is available only when you are creating a new table. You can also add rows and columns to
an existing table.
Aligns the table within the document.
Horizontal Alignment and Vertical Alignment
Aligns the text within each row or cell. Default leaves
the alignment as it was whenthe table was created.
Inserts space for a caption, either above or below the
Border line width
Enter a number for the size, in pixels, of the border
lines around cells (table items). Enter 0 for no border.
Note: Composer displays a zero (0) border as dotted outlines;
no borders appear when the page is viewed through a browser.
Enter a number for the space, in pixels, between
Enter a number for the padding, in pixels, within each
cell. This sets the margins of each cell.
Enter a number for the width of the table. Choose "%
of window" or "pixels." If you specify width as a percentage, the table
width changes whenever the window width changes.
Table min. height
Enter a number for the minimum height of the table. This
is the smallest height the table can have. If you add text to the table, the table is
resized to fit. Choose "% of window" or "pixels." If you specify
height as a percentage, the table height changes whenever the window height changes.
Note: If you are inserting a table within a table, the
minimum width and height of the nested table can be percentages of the parent cell.
Equal column widths
Makes all cells the same width. Deselect this if you want
to size each cell individually.
Enter a number for the width of the cell. Choose "%
of table" or "pixels." If you specify width as a percentage, the cell width
changes whenever the table width changes.
Cell min. height
Enter a number for the minimum height of the cell. This is
the smallest height the cell can have. If you add text to the cell, it is resized to fit.
Choose "% of table" or "pixels." If you specify height as a
percentage, the cell height changes whenever the table height changes.
Note: If you are modifying a table that's within a
cell, the minimum width and height of the nested table can be percentages of the parent
Type numbers in the rows box and columns box to specify
whether you want the selected cell to span more than one column or row.
Centers the text in the cell and sets its style to bold.
Keeps the text from wrapping to the next line. Text will
wrap to the next line ony if you insert a paragraph break.
Lets you choose a background color for the table, row, or
cell. Click Other, at the bottom of the color palette, to define a custom color.
Lets you use an image as the table, row, or cell
background. Type the location and filename of the image you want to use. Click Choose
Image to find an image onyour hard disk or network.
Leave image at the original location *
If you use a background image, Composer makes a copy of
the image and places it in the same directory (folder) as your page. If you don't want a
copy made, click this option.
Moving, Copying, and Deleting Tables
1.Click in the table, then open the Edit menu and choose
2.To copy or move: Use the Edit menu's cut, copy, and paste
3.To delete: Choose Delete Table from the Edit menu.
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