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Tables

Tables contain structured data presented in lists of parallel columns or right-angled arrangements related to each other. Tables can be used to organise information in a (visually) sensible way.

With a click on the button "Insert table", online editors can create a table. An assistant opens enabling editors to select up to 4 lines and 6 columns. Following selection of the desired number of lines and columns, the table is inserted as configured.

The following buttons are self-explanatory and always refer to the cell that is currently highlighted, i. e. the cell in which the cursor is.

Table cells can contain two types of information: header information or data. This distinction helps user programs to present header and data cells in different ways: Text in header cells could be formatted in bold or in a different font. Online editors decide what type of cell they use via the buttons "header cell" and "data cell".

A properties' dialogue opens with a click of the right mouse button in the table and the following selection of the menu item "Table properties". Table 10 lists the properties and attributes available to online editors.

 

  

Table 10: important attributes

 

Properties

Description

Contents Indication of the intention and structure of a table for user programs which output the content for non-visual media such as speech or Braille browsers
Headings Indicates the position of headings in the table (line, column or none)
Heading Indication of a table heading