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Modifying a table in an Article

From Joomla! Documentation

Tables are a very important way of presenting information and data within Articles. The following describes how to modify the basic elements of tables within an Article. For more information about inserting a table in an article please read: Inserting a table into an Article.

  1. Open the Article for editing either by:
    • Click the Content > Article Manager menu item to go to the Article Manager, select the Article and click the Edit toolbar button.
    • Clicking the Add New Article button in the Control Panel.
    • If logged in to the Front-end, you have appropriate permissions and are viewing the Article you wish to edit: Click the Edit toolbar button.
  2. Locate the table you wish to modify and follow the instructions below as required.

Insert a new row

  • Select a cell in a row above or below where you wish to insert a new row.
  • Click the Insert row before or Insert row after editor toolbar button.

Delete a row

  • Select a cell in the row you wish to delete.
  • Click the Delete row editor toolbar button.

Insert a new column

  • Select a cell in a column adjacent to where you wish to create a new column.
  • Click the Insert column before or Insert column after editor toolbar button.

Delete a column

  • Select a cell in the column you wish to delete.
  • Click the Remove column editor toolbar button.

Merge a range of cells

  • Click and highlight a range of cells you wish to merge. This can be done vertically or horizontally.
  • Click the Merge table cells editor toolbar button.

Split merged cells

  • You may only split previously merged cells. This is different from most word processing applications and is because of the structure of HTML tables.
  • Click the cell you wish to split.
  • Click the Split merged table cells editor toolbar button.

Note: When a cell is split it will return to the format it was in before being merged. For example: a 3 row, 3 column table contains a merged cell spanning 3 columns, when this merged cell is split it will return to 3 cells.