Inserting a table

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Is there a way of inserting a table into a piece of text?
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Wesbroom

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Posted 10 years ago

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Ruth

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Hi Wesbroom,

You can insert a table by using one of our widgets such as Widget Box or Google Gadgets. Drag and drop one of these widgets onto your page then click on the link in the dialogue box to be taken to either Google Gadgets or Widget Box.

In their website search box search for table. Find one that you like, customise it, get the code and paste that code back into the dialogue box back in SynthaSite and click on ok.

Alternatively you could add a spreadsheet to your site.

Create your spreadsheet in Excel and save it to your desktop and then add it as follows:

1) Drag and drop a File widget onto your page
2) Browse your desktop for your spreadsheet file and upload it
3) Click "ok" and a download link to your website will automatically be created.

To test that the link is working, save and preview your page.

There is a way to add spreadsheets with Google Docs so that it's displayed on the page:
1) create or upload your spreadsheet to Google Docs
2) publish the spreadsheet in Google Docs, you should get a toolbar opening on the right-hand side, click on 'More publishing options'
3) a dialogue box will open, change the File Format to 'HTML to embed in webpage', choose the rest of the options and generate URL
4) copy the code provided
5) go back to your SynthaSite, drag and drop an HTML widget onto the page and paste the code over the existing code and press OK!
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Wesbroom

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Thank you, Ruth.
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Ruth

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Let me know if it works for you. If not we'll find another solution.
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Wesbroom

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Feeling very foolish, I have discovered that if I create the table in a Word document I can then copy and paste it into a text box. Any smilies for apologetic expression?
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Ruth

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Well, I'll have to feel foolish along with you, since it wasn't a solution I suggested either :)
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clouda9

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I thought all of this was great information...I learned something new today!
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Mike C

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Is the google docs method for showing a table still the best way (this topic is 2 yrs old)? I need to add some tables that have specifications in them...
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Hi there Mike,
Yes, the Google Docs method is still the best way to add a table to your site.
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Mike C

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I was able to pull it off fairly well with the two column widget, but I will remember the google docs thing in the future..