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Tables are used in web design to display tabular data, such as a size guide for t-shirts that are sold on a website. This guide will show you how to set up and use a table.

Please note, while tables work great for displaying data, we strongly advise against using tables to lay out content. This is because tables with lots of content cause problems when displayed on mobile devices as they are not responsive. Instead, our drag-and-drop Pagebuilder editor is a great way to easily organise your content to be uniform and mobile friendly.

How to set up your table

Tables are only available on Static Page types.

To set up your table please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your Create account
  2. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  3. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  4. Select the “Insert Table” button and choose your table size
  5. Save your changes
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How to edit your table

Resizing:

To ensure your table will display uniformly on any device type - and to make your content fully responsive - you should only use percentage values for widths. For example, you should set the width of your table to 50% rather than 500px.

If you would resize your table, please follow the steps below. 

  1. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  2. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  3. Right-click inside your table and select “Table Properties”
  4. Choose the width and height of your table by adding this into the “Width” and “Height” fields
  5. Click “Update” and save your changes

Align:

If you would like to align your table, perhaps to make room for some text, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  2. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  3. Right-click inside your table and select “Table Properties”
  4. Select your alignment choice from the "Table Position" drop-down list
  5. Click the yellow "Update" button and save your changes

Merge Cells:

If you would like to merge your table cells, perhaps to make room for a large image or slideshow, please follow these steps:

  1. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  2. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  3. Highlight the cells you wish to merge
  4. Right-click and select “Cells” and “Merge Table Cells”
  5. Click “Update” and save your changes
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How to delete your table

If you want to remove your table you can delete it by following these instructions:

  1. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  2. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  3. Right-click within your table
  4. Select “Delete Table”
  5. Save your changes

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Please ensure your table is empty before you delete it. You can move your content out of the table by highlighting it and dragging it out.

How to add a border to your table

To create a table border please follow these instructions:

  1. Click “Content” on the Top Menu
  2. Click "Edit" beside the Static Page you wish to add a table to
  3. Right-click in one of the cells of your table.
  4. Select "Cell" then "Table Cell Properties".
  5. A small window should appear with tabs. Select the "Borders" tab.
  6. Select the width of your border by entering a number into the "Border thickness" boxes. We usually recommend 1 pixel.
  7. Select what border style you would like. You can choose from "Sold" "Dashed" or "Dotted".
  8. Select the colour you would like your border to be.
  9. You can then choose to update either the current cell, all cells in that row or all cells in the table. Select one of these from the drop-down list and select "Update".
  10. Save your changes.

How to add a background image to your table

If you would like to use a background image, which appears behind text in your table, please follow the instructions below:

First you will need to add your image to your Website.

  1. Click "Content" from the Top Menu
  2. Click "Images" from the left-hand menu
  3. Click "Add New Image"
  4. Browse for the image on your computer and upload

Once you have uploaded the image you will need to get the Image's location.

  1. In the " Images" page, find the image you wish to use and click "View"
  2. This will bring up a pop-up showing you your image
  3. Right click the image and choose "Copy Image Location"
  4. Paste this link somewhere convenient such as the "Note Pad" or "Text Edit" program on your computer

Then you can add this image to a table background on a page.

  1. On the Content screen, click "Edit" next to the page you wish to edit the table on
  2. Right click on your table and select "Table Properties"
  3. Select the "Advanced" tab
  4. The fifth option down is "Background image". Here, paste the link location that you copied earlier
  5. Click "Update" to apply the changes

If you do have any questions about tables please do email your Account Manager at support@create.net. We are here to help!