Chapter 7. Creating Tables

In This Chapter

  • Creating tables

  • Manipulating rows, columns, and cells

  • Selecting tables and cells

  • Changing the colors of tables or cells

  • Adding and importing content

  • Setting alignment for table cells

Tables are useful for presenting data such as schedules and pricing and can be helpful when you're arranging elements in a tabular format.

In this chapter, you find out how to create a table and make changes that alter the look of the table. Tables are also used as an alternative method of creating page layouts.

Working with Tables

When you think of a table, think of a grid that has multiple cells in it, much like a spreadsheet. Tables are used in HTML pages so that elements can be contained and positioned within specific cells. You can change the colors of cells in tables, divide or span the cells (combine them with other cells), and apply borders to them.

In some cases, you don't see the table itself because you can place content into row and column form without showing the table; in this case, it's just a formatting tool. When you create a table, you can determine how many rows and columns it contains. You can also choose to span rows and columns to create unique tables, as shown in Figure 7-1.

To create a table in Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

  1. Working with Tables

    Alternatively, you can choose Insert

    Figure 7-1. A table with rows and columns merged.

    Figure 7-2. Set table specifications in ...

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