Tables

Instructions

  1. Go to the page you want a table on and use the Edit Page button.
  2. Use the Table menu and then the Insert Table sub-menu and then choose the size of the table you want.
  3. Fill the table with the content you want so it will be easier for you to spot in the HTML editor.
  4. Use the HTML button to open the HTML editor and look for the code:
    <table style="border-color: rgb(136, 136, 136); border-width: 1px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="1" bordercolor="#888888" cellspacing="0">
  5. If you just want to remove the border delete
    style="border-color: rgb(136, 136, 136); border-width: 1px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="1" bordercolor="#888888"
    from the code found in step 4, so it looks like
    <table cellspacing="0">
  6. If you want to center the table then add
    style="margin: 0pt auto;"
    so it looks like
    <table style="margin: 0pt auto;" cellspacing="0">
  7. If you want to make the table and column widths proportional add
    width: 90%;
    to the style attribute in the table tag, so it looks like
    <table style="margin: 0pt auto; width: 90%;" cellspacing="0">
    and for the columns change the
    width: 60px;
    to
    width: 50%;
    on all of the table cell tags (<td></td>) - obviously use the percentages you want.
  8. If you wan to merge two table cells in a row then add
    colspan="2"
    to the first table cell and opening tag (<td>) and remove the closing tag and next table cell opening tag, so it looks like
    <td colspan="2">cell 1 and cell 2</td>
  9. If you wan to merge two table cells in a column then add
    rowspan="2"
    to the table cell in the first row and remove the table cell in the second row.
  10. If you want to add a background color (or background color/fill/shading if you prefer) then add
    background-color: rgb(255, 204, 204);
    to the style attribute in the table cell tags, so it looks like
    <td style="width: 50%;background-color: rgb(255, b204, 204);">
    pick color codes you want, obviously: you can use hex codes if you like; Google Sites will automatically change them into RGB values.  you can add this to rows or tables if you prefer.
  11. If you want to remove some of the borders add
    border-bottom: 0px solid rgb(136, 136, 136);
    to the style attribute in the table cell tags, so it looks like
    <td style="border: 0px solid rgb(136, 136, 136); width: 50%;">

Examples






4. Unformatted Table

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4


5. Table with Border Removed

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4

6. Table with Border Removed and Centered

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4

7. Centered and Proportional Widths

I've put the borders back on for clarity.

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4




8. Cells Merged in a Row

 cell 1 and cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4

9. Cells Merged in a Column

 cell 1 and cell 3  cell 2
 cell 4

10. Background (Fill) Colors

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4




11. Partial Borders

 cell 1
 cell 2
 cell 3
 cell 4
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