Working with tables
Last updated 4/30/2011
• Right aligns the table to the right side of the page. Text or images flow to the left of the table.
• Table width specifies how wide the table is.
From the pop-up menu, select Percent to specify the table width as a percentage of the total browser window, or
Pixel to specify the width in pixels (a number between 1 and 800).
Note: You can enter percentages greater than 100. For example, if you enter 150, the table is one and a half times
the size of the browser window. When the percentage is greater than 100, a scrollbar appears for the web page. You
can enter a value up to 1000.
specifies the thickness of the border around the table.
Enter 0 if you do not want a table border.
indicates the amount of space, in pixels, between the edge of the table cell and the contents of the cell.
Note: If you do not enter a value, Contribute sets cell padding to the default value, which is 1 pixel.
indicates the amount of space, in pixels, between each table cell.
Note: If you do not enter a value, Contribute sets cell spacing to the default value, which is 2 pixels.
indicates the color of the border around the table and between cells.
Note: The border color does not show if the border thickness is set to 0 for no border.
indicates the background color of all the cells in the table.
If you do not select a color, the default background is transparent. In other words, the table background is white on
a white page, green on a green page, and so on.
2 Click Apply to apply changes without closing the dialog box, or click OK to apply changes and close the dialog box.
More Help topics
“Modify table properties” on page 178
Completing the Table Properties dialog box for a row or column
Use the Row or Column tab in the Table Properties dialog box to change properties for the selected table row or
1 Make changes to any of the following options:
specifies how content in the row or column is aligned horizontally. Options are Left, Center,
specifies how content in the row or column is aligned vertically. Options are Top, Middle, and
indicates the background color of the selected row or column.
Note: You can also click Highlight Color in the toolbar to change the color of the selected row or column.
specifies how tall the row is.
specifies how wide the column is.
For a selected row or column, you can change the number in the Row height or Column width text box, and then
select pixels or a percentage for the width. Alternatively, select Fit to contents to clear the set height or width and
resize the rows or columns to accommodate the content you add.