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User Guide
Tables
Tables
Tables are very easy to work with in /_variables.dita#productName. Each of the common DITA table types are available. .
Inserting a Table
Use the Topic Editor to insert a table.
Merging Cells in a Table
Use the Topic Editor to create tables with cells that span several columns or rows.
Splitting Cell in a Table
Use the Topic Editor to reconfigure a table by splitting joined cells.
Tables

Tables are very easy to work with in /_variables.dita#productName. Each of the common DITA table types are available. .
The primary difference between a Table and a Simple Table is the ability to join cells in a Table to create advanced structures.
In general, column and row sizing are not handled by the author, they are handled by the rendering engine.
Authors should not worry about:
  • Row heights
  • Column widths
  • Border styling
Inserting a Table

Use the Topic Editor to insert a table.
You have a topic open and want to insert a table.
  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert a table.
  2. Click Table -> Insert table and draw a table with as many rows and columns as you need.

    Step Information

You created a table with the selected dimensions.
Merging Cells in a Table

Use the Topic Editor to create tables with cells that span several columns or rows.
You have a table and want to merge two cells in a row or column into one cell.
  1. Place your cursor in the cell you want to merge.

    Expected Result
    The Table toolbar displays.
  2. Under Join, select Left, Right, Up, or Down to merge the selected cell to an adjoining cell.

    Step Information
The selected cell is merged with an adjoining cell, and content in the adjoining cell is replaced with content in the selected cell.
Splitting Cell in a Table

Use the Topic Editor to reconfigure a table by splitting joined cells.
You have a table with a joined cell you want to split.
  1. Place your cursor in the joined cell you want to split.

    Expected Result
    The Table toolbar displays.
  2. Under Split, select Left, Right, Up, or Down to unmerge the joined cell.

    Step Information
The joined cells are split, and an empty cell is created beside, above, or below the selected cell.