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Insert a table

  1. Create a regular content element and open the Text tab
  2. In the RTE, click the Insert table button
  3. In the Insert Table dialog, enter a Caption if desired. Do not enter a Summary due to a RTE bug that will prevent editing table properties
  4. Adjust the table rows/columns counts, if desired
  5. Other table properties will be set later
  6. Click OK


Edit table alignment, borders, backgrounds

A default table is created without alignment, borders, backgrounds, etc.

To add header row

  1. Open the regular content element and click the Text tab
  2. Click anywhere in the header row
  3. Click the Row properties button 
  4. Set Row group to Table header
  5. Click OK
  6. Save and publish the content element as usual

To set the table style (borders, header backgrounds, etc.)

  1. Click anywhere in the table
  2. Under the RTE edit box click table after Path: body >> table
    (the entire table will be selected)
  3. From the Block style menu choose the desired table style
  4. Click OK
  5. Save and publish the content element as usual

Availability of styles may vary by site, just as the appearance of similarly-named styles may vary by site

Emphasize the header cells

  1. In the RTE, click on the row/column to modify and then click
    Cell Properties to change one cell only,
    Row Properties to change the entire row, or
    Column Properties to change the entire column
    Row Properties or Column Properties
  2. Change the Row group/Type of cells of the column field to be Headers as appropriate
  3. Click OK
  4. Save and publish as normal

Example table with StripeRows2 and both row and column header cells in the NDSU Template:

Column 0Column heading 1Column heading 2Column heading 3
Row heading 1abc
Row heading 2def
Row heading 3ghi

Available styles

Styles available in the RTE as of fall 2011 include

StripeRows1
First nameLast nameFavorite color
JaneSmithBlue
JaneDoePink
Bobthe BuilderYellow
JamesBondSilver
StripeRows2
First nameLast nameFavorite color
JaneSmithBlue
JaneDoePink
Bobthe BuilderYellow
JamesBondSilver
border1
First nameLast nameFavorite color
JaneSmithBlue
JaneDoePink
Bobthe BuilderYellow
JamesBondSilver

Default table examples


This is a mostly default table (Header cells on left)

Change header cells to left:

asdfasdfasdfasdf
this is a longer cellshortshortshort
shortthis is a longer cellshortshort

Top row as heading with stripeRows2

asdfasdfasdfasdf
this is a longer cellshortshortshort
shortthis is a longer cellshortshort

Left column as heading with stripeRows2

asdfasdfasdfasdf
this is a longer cellshortshortshort
shortthis is a longer cellshortshort

Left column as heading with left alignment

asdfasdfasdfasdf
this is a longer cellshortshortshort
shortthis is a longer cellshortshort

Multiple selections

All classes in the table are mutually exclusive. This means that for table-wide styling, you may choose only ONE of the following at a time

  • border1
  • stripeRows1
  • stripeRows2

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