Using the Easy Tables plugin in NUsites

The Easy Table Buttons plugin adds tools for creating, editing and updating tables to the NUsites text editor. This allows for insertion of tables into page and post bodies.

Activate the Easy Table Buttons Plugin

  1. Click the Plugins menu item in the left-hand dashboard menu.
  2. Use the search box in the top right corner to search for Easy Tables
  3. Click the Activate button for the Easy Tables plugin.
    This image has a screenshot of the Easy Tables plugin box, with the activate button in the top left corner

Creating and Editing Tables

Once the Easy Tables plugin has been activated, a new Tables tool will be added to the site’s page & post editor. To use this tool, you can create or edit a page or post, and follow the directions below:

Create a Table

  1. If your editor is only displaying one line of icons, you must first click on the Toolbar Toggle icon, which is the second rightmost icon in the toolbar (see below). This will enable display of the advanced editing toolbar.
    This image has a screenshot of the editor, with an arrow pointing to the Toolbar toggle button, which looks like two rectangles stacked on top of each other
  2. In the second row of toolbar icons, you will now find a table icon dropdown menu, which can be clicked on to reveal table editing options.
    This image has a screenshot of the editor, with the table button highlighted. It looks like a grid of nine cells
  3. Using the Insert Table option, you can create a table with a specific number of rows and columns by using the grid tool. This will insert a blank table into the editor.
  4. You can now click into any of the cells of the table and add content to them.

Manage Rows and Columns

  • You can insert, delete, cut, copy or paste rows using the tools available in the Row menu item of the table editor.
    This image has a screenshot of the editor, with the row option selected from the table dropdown
  • You can insert, delete, cut, copy or paste columns using the tools available in the Column menu item of the table editor.
    This image has a screenshot of the editor, with the column option selected from the table dropdown

Formatting Table Cells

  • Using the Cell menu item of the table editor, you can merge and split table cells, or optionally configure cell styles and formatting using the Table cell properties menu item.
    This image has a screenshot of the editor, with the cell option selected from the table dropdown

Delete a Table

  • Using the Delete table menu item of the table editor, you can delete the table from the editor.

See Also:

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 7, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:grid matrix widget   Doc ID:76301
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-09-04 15:09 CSTUpdated:2019-04-02 13:44 CST
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