Tables in Cascade Server

Insert Table

Insert a New Table

  1. Begin by clicking on the Insert Table icon in the WYSIWYG bar.
  2. A dialogue box will appear, containing two tabs — “General” and “Advanced”.
    Table Properties

    • Cols – The number of columns to insert. The default number is ‘2’, but it can be changed if you know how many columns the table should contain.
    • Rows – The number of row to insert. The default number is ‘2’, but it can be changed if you know how many rows the table should contain.
    • Cellpadding – The numeric value to indicate how much space should be created between the contents of a cell and the cell’s borders. The space inside of a table cell.
    • Cellspacing – The numeric value to indicate how much space should be created between one cell and the cells around it. The space outside of a given table cell.
    • Alignment – The table’s placement on the page: left, right, center.
    • Border – The numeric value to indicate how thick the border of the table should be. 0 = invisible border, 1 = thin, solid line, 2+ = a thicker line. Please stick with 0 or 1.
    • Width – The width of the entire table on the page. If left blank, the table will default to 100% of the available space. There may be some risk of the table “breaking” if the cell content is too wide.
    • Height – The height of the entire table on the page. If left blank, the table will default to however much space is required by the amount of content in the table. If a height is specified, there may be some risk of the table breaking as the lower portion of the table may be cut off from view. The height is then considered “absolute”.
    • Class – Refers to the Cascading Style Sheet. Do not change this from it’s ” — Not set –” default.
    • Table caption – For accessibility reasons, please check this box and provide a caption of the table, which briefly explains the purpose of the table.
  3. For Advanced options, select the second tab.
    Advanced table properties

    • Id – Used when the table needs to be identified for programming or styling purposes.
    • Summary – For accessibility reasons, please complete this field. The summary is read by users with screen readers. The summary provides a brief description of the table.
    • Style – Used in conjunction with Cascading Style Sheets. Leave blank.
    • Language code – Can be used to designate a spoken language. Leave blank.
    • Background image – An advanced feature allowing a Content Editor to insert a background image behind the cells of a table. Leave blank.
    • Frame – Do not change this from it’s ” — Not set –” default.
    • Rules – Do not change this from it’s ” — Not set –” default.
    • Language direction – If a different language had been set in the above “Language code” section, it may be necessary to change the reading direction. Do not change this from it’s ” — Not set –” default unless adjustments in the Language code section require it.
    • Border color – Sets the color of the table borders. If table stylings have been provided in your site’s Cascading Style Sheets, please do not change as it will affect the pre-set stylings.
    • Background color – Sets the background color of the table/cells. If table stylings have been provided in your site’s Cascading Style Sheets, please do not change as it will affect the pre-set stylings.
  4. Once the fields in the Insert/Modify Table dialogue box have been completed, click Insert to complete the step. The empty table will appear in the page, ready for data entry.

Editing Existing Tables

  1. Once a table has been created, the Content Editors can begin working with the table immediately. If changes need to be made to the entire table, right click on a cell inside the table:
    Right click a cell
  2. A small menu will appear offering the following options:
    • Inserts a new table
    • Table properties – This will open the Insert/Modify Table dialogue box explained in the first portion of this page
    • Delete table
    • Cell – Offers options for: table cell properties, split merged table cells, and merge table cells
    • Row – Offers options for: table row properties, insert row before, insert row after, delete row, cut table row, copy table row, paste table row before, and paste table row after
    • Column – Offers options for: insert column before, insert column after, and remove column
  3. More generic options are available if you right click on the border of the table:
    Right click the border