Table Tools: Layout

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This toolbar is context sensitive, and becomes active after placing the text cursor in a document table.

The commands available in the Layout toolbar of the Table Tools category are divided into the following sections.

Table

Command

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Description

Select

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Allows you to select a cell, row, column or table.

View Gridlines

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Shows or hides table gridlines.

This command is useful when working with tables that contain invisible borders.

These lines are only displayed in the Design Surface; they do not appear in a published document.

Properties

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Invokes the Table Properties dialog for the selected table.

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This dialog allows you to adjust the size and alignment properties of the current table cell, row, column or table.

Rows & Columns

Command

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Description

Delete

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Deletes the specified cells or the currently selected row, column or table.

To delete a single table cell, the Delete Cells dialog is invoked that allows you to select the "shift" mode for replacing the deleted cell.

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To remove individual rows from a Snap List, use the Quick Filter command of the Data Tools: Field toolbar.

Insert Above

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Inserts a new row above the selected row.

Insert Below

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Inserts a new row below the selected row.

Insert Left

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Inserts a new column to the left of the selected column.

Insert Right

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Inserts a new column to the right of the selected column.

Merge

Command

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Description

Merge Cells

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Merges selected cells.

The content of merged cells is converted to paragraphs of an output cell.

Split Cells

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Splits the selected cell into a specified number of rows and columns.

The content of the source cell is placed in the top-left output cell.

Split Table

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Splits the table into two tables.

The selected row becomes the first row of the new table.

Cell Size

Command

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Description

AutoFit

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Sets the auto fit mode of the selected table.

The following auto fit modes are available:

  • AutoFit Contents - table cells occupy the minimum width possible to fit content.

  • AutoFit Window - the table occupies the entire width of the page. Table cells are resized to fit their content.

  • Fixed Column Width - column width is fixed and can only be changed manually.

Alignment

Command

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Description

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Alignment

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Sets the text alignment for selected cells.

Cell Margins

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Invokes the Table Options dialog, allowing you to set the default cell margins for the selected table cells.