Adding and Removing Cells

Even after you insert a table into a web page, you can add and subtract rows and columns. The text or images in the columns move right or down to accommodate their new next-door neighbors.

Adding One Row or Column

To add a single row to a table, use any of these approaches:

  • Click inside a cell. On the Insert panel’s Layout category, click the Insert Row Above button (see Figure 6-9) to add a row above the current row. Click the Insert Row Below button to add a row below the current row.

  • Click inside a cell. Choose Modify→Table→Insert Row, or press Ctrl+M (⌘-M) to insert a new row of cells above the current row. Alternatively, you can right-click (Control-click) a cell, and then, from the shortcut menu, choose Table→Insert Row.

  • To add a new row at the end of a table, click inside the last cell in the table, and then press Tab.

Four buttons in the Layout category of the Insert panel make it easy to add columns and rows. They also make it easy to control where a new row or column goes—a feat not possible with a simple keyboard shortcut.

Figure 6-9. Four buttons in the Layout category of the Insert panel make it easy to add columns and rows. They also make it easy to control where a new row or column goes—a feat not possible with a simple keyboard shortcut.

The new rows inherit all the properties (except width) of the row you originally clicked.

To add a single column of cells:

  • Click inside a cell. On the Insert bar’s Layout tab, click the “Insert Column to the Left” button to add a column to the left of the selected one. Click the “Insert Column to the Right” button to add a ...

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