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Formatting column width in the table capsule

  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago

    I was just wondering if HubPages has the option, or has given any thought to adding an option, in the table capsule to format column width.  I use a lot of tables and have never seen this, but would love to be able to do have that function.  Thank you.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Why Glimmer Twin Fan? How long do you write words/sentences? I, also, have used tables and have written in column cells which have used 4-5 'rows' in one cell.

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Or you could create a table in Excel, save it as a jpeg, then insert it as a picture. Unless you need to change the data, this would allow you to make the width as narrow or wide as you like.
      Just a thought. I've done this before and it allows you to add headers and colors, etc..
      Peg

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I've thought about doing that Peg, but then I get into the issue of text size and quality on HP.   Also if I ever need to go back and change data it adds additional steps.  I just think it would be easier if there was that option. 

        I've been ok with the tables for the 2 years I've been here, just thought I'd throw the idea out there. :-) 

        But it's a good thought and I appreciate the suggestion.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          If you need a quick fix it works, Glimmer. I see where it was suggested 3 years back.
          Cheers.
          P

          1. kenneth avery profile image80
            kenneth averyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Peg,
            It would also be nice of HP to reformat their HubTool so we could have colored text boxes that work on the Left as as well as the right and the same for photos.
            All of this brainstorming is giving me a headache.

      2. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        PegCole and Glimmertwin . . .
        As those people in old cartoons would say when they get an idea . . .Hmmmm, I can do that--write a section; turn it into jpeg, a good friend, and use it.
        I have suggested to HP many times, we have more of a selection of fonts like a few years ago. In the type styles, we had one that was  a Times Roman. I loved that. Then HP removed it.
        I also suggested More sizes for photos besides full width, 1 col. and Thumbnail.
        All I ever got was "we will consider your suggestions," and that was it.
        So I stopped suggesting anything and this "consider your suggestions," just might be a form response they use when they have no intentions of changing.
        If you two have a breatk-through, let me know.
        And what about multiple-sentences in a capsule? Isn't that what we are doing now? Or am I still stuck in second gear? LOL.

      3. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        PegCole and GlimmerTwin,
        jpeg, why didn't I think of that?
        And why cant HP give us more choices for photo sizes?
        I suggested these a year ago.
        Nothing but "we will consider your suggestions."
        So I stopped.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    I've never had a problem with columns either.  Are you sure your use of a table is best for your material?

  3. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago

    Sometimes I'll have a first column with 1, maybe 2 words in each row, then the 2nd and/or 3rd columns have longer descriptors in them.  My first column is the same width as the other two. 

    It would be nice for me if I could make a column narrower, then my following columns would have more room which means they wouldn't have as many "rows" in each cell, making the table longer.

    For some of the hubs I write this would be a nice option.

 
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