Properties of tables
A table is created by specifying how many rows and columns it will have.
From the Insert menu choose Table
You can also specify the width. If you do not give a width it will stay as small as it possibly can to fit the things you put inside it. If you do specify width you can specify a fixed number of pixels or a percent.
The border can be a single line if you set it = 1. Or invisible if = 0. Or thick like a picture frame if = 3 or more
This table is 100% width of the page, border = 1, cell padding = 10 , cell spacing = 0
|cell padding leaves room around the words|
|the table cells|
The table below is 50% the width of the page, border = 4, has no cell padding but has cell spacing = 10, aligned right.
|cells||but without padding the words||are right|
|against the||edges of each||cell|
Tables can be aligned to the left, center or right. When you align a table with a width < 100% to the left or right, the other things on the page will wrap around the table.
Change the size of the page to see the tables change size
Here is a table 400 pixels wide, border = 0 . It looks just like tab settings because the borders are invisible.
|i can see||the border||when designing|
|but not when||the page|
The table below demonstrates all the ways you can align the contents of each cell.
|this is the default alignment||
vert = top,
horiz = right
vert = bottom,
horiz = center
vert = middle
horiz = center
vert = bottom
horiz = left
|what is this
The table above has alignment that is centered, 50% width of the page, cell padding = 5, cell spacing = 5