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Customizing a table in your article. help?!

  1. bbanks27 profile image84
    bbanks27posted 2 months ago

    So I notice when you insert a table in your article, 3 columns are available. How do you add another column? Everytime I try, it doesn't show up.

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You can work this out for yourself, just as everyone has -- by making an effort.

      1. bbanks27 profile image84
        bbanks27posted 2 months ago in reply to this

        I tried and it will not let me. I tried insert column or row and it does nothing.

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          You have a bad table. A very bad table. Perhaps the worst table in the world.

          This might work:

          Open table in edit,
          look for insert/delete column/row
          click to get drop down menu
          select 'insert column before' (or after)
          or 'row up' or 'row down'

          Make sure you select a cell first.

          Click 'update'. Maybe use the slider to see the result.

          Works for me, just tested it.

          1. bbanks27 profile image84
            bbanks27posted 2 months ago in reply to this

            I'll try it when I get home and let you know. Thank you.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Tables on HubPages drive me mad!  For some reason, I always struggle with them.   I get around it by making the table somewhere else, creating an image of it, and uploading the image.

              1. eugbug profile image96
                eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                Same here. There's a lot more control of formatting etc. if the table is created in Excel or similar. However any text data in the cells isn't readable by Google which probably isn't so good?

                1. Will Apse profile image89
                  Will Apseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                  You can create a table in Excel (or open office equivalent), save as CSV file and import into HP tables. Works fine.

                  You are wasting a golden SEO opportunity using an image. Google likes tables.

                  1. eugbug profile image96
                    eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                    I try if possible to use HP tables as much as possible but formatting is pretty rudimentary, so if anything fancy has to be done like in the images below, I resort to Excel.

                    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13556174_f1024.jpg


                    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13556175_f1024.jpg

              2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

                That's exactly what I do...I use a screen shot and although it isn't perfect, it's the best way I've found for doing this.  Do wish the team would come up with an easier way to create tables, though.  It would be very helpful!

  2. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 2 months ago

    Somehow, I have no sympathy, lol.

    1. bbanks27 profile image84
      bbanks27posted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I figured out how to do it.

      1. eugbug profile image96
        eugbugposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        There you go! DIY's cousin WIOY prevails in the end!

      2. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Then, I am pleased to have wasted my time.

 
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