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May 20, 2011

    Table is a cell collection composed of rows and columns. Tables can be created from table style. Meanwhile, you also can create table object according to the data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

     The existing table can also be edited. Editorial content includes: To edit the text in table cell, insert row (column), delete row (column), merged cells, modified cell borders, and so on.

     You can control the appearance of the new table by modifying the table style. Table style includes table direction, background, text style and any other table characters.


Table ToolBar

     Select a table object, table toolbar displays. Functions of the buttons on table toolbar are described in the table below:

 

Icon Name Function Description
\ Insert Row above Insert a row above the specified row or cell.
\ Insert Row below Insert a row below the specified row or cell.
\ Delete Row(s) Delete the current selected row.
\ Insert Column to left Insert a column into the left side of the specified column or cell.
Insert Column to right Insert a column into the right side of the specified column or cell
\ Delete Column (s) Delete the current selected column.
Merge Cells Merge the specified multi-cell into one large cell. There are three kinds for merge cells.
Merge All: Merge the specified multi-cell into one cell.
Merge by Row: Merge the specified multi-cell into several cells by removing the vertical gridlines and leaving all the horizontal gridlines.
Merge by Column: Merge the specified multi-cell into several cells by removing the horizontal gridlines and leaving all the vertical gridlines.
\ Unmerge Cells Separates the previously merged table cells.
\ Background fill Specify the table cell's background color.
\ Cell Borders Set border options for the selected table cell in "Cell Borders Properties" dialog box.
\ Alignment Specify alignment of the cell contents.
\ Locking To lock or unlock the table cell Content and table cell style, if locked the table cell content and table cell style will not editable.
\ Data Format Set the table cell style. Select Custom Table Cell Format from the Drop-down menu to call "Table Cell Format" dialog box.
\ Cell Styles Set the table cell style.

 


Edit and Modify Table

Edit Column & Row

Operating Steps:

  1. Select one cell in table.
  2. Click "Insert Above" on the toolbar and insert a row above the selected cell. You can also click "Insert Below" to insert a row below the cell, click "Insert Left" to insert a column on left side, click "Insert Right" to insert column to the right side.

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Merge and Unmerge Cells

Operating Steps:

  1. Select one cell in table.
  2. Hold down the SHIFT key, and select another cell to be merged.
  3. Click "Merge cells" on the toolbar, and select the way you want to merge the cells .Methods are Merge All combined, Merge by Column and Merge by Row. Different Merged cells according different merge ways.

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Change the appearance of cell borders

Operating Steps:

  1. Select one cell in the table.
  2. Click Cell Borders button on the toolbar to call "Cell Borders Properties" dialog.
  3. In the "cell frame" dialog box, set the cell borders width, line type, color, double-line, and the width of the double-line.
  4. Click "OK" button to finish setting.

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Edit data format and alignment

Operating Steps:

  1. Select one cell in the table.
  2. Click "Alignment" on table toolbar to select alignment. Alignment includes upper left, upper, upper right, left, middle, middle right, lower left, middle, bottom right and so on.

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Lock and unlock cell editing.

Operating Steps:

  1. Select one cell in the table.
  2. Click "Lock" button on the toolbar and select the unlock or lock mode. Locking methods includes Content Locked, Format Locked and Content and Format Locked. Content can not be locked after the content, format, lock will not be edited on the Format Cells. And the lock on the content or format, need to unlock before you can edit.


Insert Field

Operating Steps:

  1. Click the table in one cell.
  2. Click the table toolbar "Insert Field" button,
  3. In the "Field" dialog box, select the field types and field format, click "OK" button, complete the fields inserted.


Create and Modify Table Styles

Operating Steps:

  1. Click on the toolbar form the "cell style" drop-down list, select "Manage Cell Styles", "Manage Cell Styles" dialog box displays.
  2. Click the "snap style" dialog box "New" button, "Create New Cell Style" dialog box displays.
  3. Specify a name for the new cell style, and select an existing style to default the new style. Create "Continue" to go on creating the cell style.

Table Toolbar: \

Command Line: TABLE

 


Commands Reference

TABLE: Create an table object.

TABLEDIT: Modify the text in table cell.

TABLESTYLE: Create or modify the specified table style.

System Variables Reference

CTABLESTYLE: Sets the name of the current table style.

TABLEINDICATORE: Controls the display of the row numbers and column letters when the table cell is being edited.

TABLETOOLBAR: Controls the display of the Table toolbar.

  

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