Substitute for Table Capsule

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  1. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 2 years ago

    As we know, the table capsule isn't working. What do you do for substitution for it? Thank you.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The Table Capsule is working, but with the new design, there was some loss of function such as minimal, silver, and blue formats and centering text. Please keep in mind that it's better for SEO to use actual tables than screenshots of tables.

      1. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, Matt. The table is not working. I can't add text to it or even editing the old one. Thanks.

        1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          The Table Capsule is working for me using Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Please email team@hubpages.com and we can investigate.

        2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Try updating your web browser, operating system and give your computer a fresh restart. Also, turn off any new plug-ins you've recently added. Sometimes plug-ins interfere with the Hub Tool. I'm not having any issues with the Table Capsule.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    The lack of answers might mean there's no answer?

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    I just make them up in Excel and do a screen shot. The Firefox browser on desktop has a nce snipping tool now that can capture screen elements or selected regions. Tables never supported superscripts or subscripts, so I never found they were of much use for maths guides anyway. Here's one I made up for plumbing information. The only problem is that zooming of images doesn't work on the niche sites (what's visible is just enlarged) and images can't be enlarged to show their full resolution detail, so text can be sometimes difficult to read.


    https://hubstatic.com/15719680_f1024.jpg

  4. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    There are various ways to create tables, then turn them into images.

    Like Eugene said, take a screenshot of a table extract from Excel (PC) or Numbers (Mac). You can also take screenshots from tables created in Word (PC) or Pages(Mac).

    https://hubstatic.com/15719991_f1024.jpg

    I sometimes paste the table into Photoshop to create a border. Then save the image as a ping.

    https://hubstatic.com/15719995_f1024.jpg
    The procedure I use is more or less the same, whether I use Excel/Numbers or Word/Pages in conjunction with Photoshop.

    1. Create the table in Excell/Numbers or Word/Pages
    2. Take a screenshot
    3. Create a new file (File/new) in Photoshop or another imaging app (the new page is automatically sized to the screenshot size)
    4. Paste the screenshot into the new file
    5. Add a border or a title or both (optional)
    6. Save the image as a ping file.

    The old table capsules never worked for me. I'm glad they are gone. Using an imaging app like Photoshop makes it possible to use borders of your chosen color and style, fancy fonts for titles, and center the titles.
    https://hubstatic.com/15720003_f1024.jpg

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    Hmm, Matt's comment to Eric (see above) about SEO and tables has got me thinking... I've noticed that when I've had the HP staff luxury edit (or whatever you call it), they've added tables sometimes. I thought it was purely to add a summary of the info, but maybe it was to give the article a little SEO boost, too? Interesting...

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In my case, I usually put numbers or equations into them, so there's not much benefit as regards SEO. I use Hubpages tables if content is purely textual.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
        PaulGoodman67posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        My thought would be that it would generally be the overall heading and column/line headers that would best help SEO? Those tend to use lots of text, as in your image example, and may often feature primary or related keywords?

        You probably use way more tables than most people, as you have all the math(s) stuff! Hehe!

        If I have them they're either factual summaries or product specifications. They're good for comparisons, I find. But I probably underuse them, especially taking into account what Matt said.

  6. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    When the niche sites were moved to Maven last year, the table capsules were broken, and all columns were rendered in a single column. I took some back and forth emails for me to convince staff that this was a poor design. Eventually they fixed it.

    The only things that don't render properly anymore are center- and right-justified text, as well as the various color formats, as Matt mentioned above.  But in my opinion, the tables do what they are meant to do, and they work.   

    During the time tables were broken, I replaced them with images. But then staff insisted that I change them back to table capsules once they were fixed, which I did. The SEO consideration is understandable.

  7. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    I wish they would add support for subscript and superscript though. I can't remember whether they render superscript characters taken from the Character Map. Shift enter for new line wasn't possible either, so the only way to force stuff onto a new line was to add periods.

    1. Eric Caunca profile image96
      Eric Cauncaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I also want that table capsule can be added with photos as Wikipedia does.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        If you use a spreadsheet, you can put photos into cells. I doubt whether support for images in cells will be coming anytime soon on Hubpages.

  8. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 2 years ago

    Thank you.

 
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