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Schools Website Service user guide

7 Tables

Inserting a table

There are two ways of creating tables in the School Website Service.

Method 1 – basic tables (recommended)

  • Place the cursor at the location where you would like to insert the table. Click on the ‘Insert table’ icon in the text wizard toolbar. Insert Table icon

The Insert Table properties box appears:

Insert table window
  • Set the number of rows and columns

  • Choose a table style.

The table styles can be previewed in the preview window.

  • Click ‘OK’ to create the table.

If you do not choose a table style a default table style will be applied with no borders.

The table is created and appears in the text wizard.

You can type in the table cells in the same way as the rest of the text wizard.

Table showing in Text Wizard

 

Inserting a table

We recommend using method 1 basic tables

Method 2 – inserting more complex tables

  • Place the cursor at the location where you would like to insert the table.

  • Click on the ‘Insert data object’ icon  Insert Table icon  in the text wizard toolbar.

The following Table box will appear:

Search for existing table window
  • Click on the ‘New’ button.

The data object Properties box will appear:














Create new table window

Name - pre-fills with the current page name followed by ‘-data’.

  • You can change this if you wish, but usually you can accept the default name.

Group - defaults to (nnnn-schoolname, where nnnn is the school’s DfES number).

  • Leave as the default setting If you change the group you may not be able to use the data table.

  • Click ‘OK’.






An ‘empty table’ button will appear in the text wizard. Empty table button

  • Double-click this button to load the table wizard.

Table Wizard

The table wizard acts like a simple spreadsheet. The icons at the top of the table wizard allow you to insert and delete rows and columns and change the size of the data table.

An in-depth explanation of the table wizard is beyond the scope of this quick-start guide.However the methods for saving, restoring, and versions are the same as for the text wizard.

 

Applying a style to a table

Numerous table styles exist that can be applied to most tables.

Original table styles available:

Shaded Header able style

Simple Table style

Header Only table style

 

Applying a style to a table

Numerous table styles exist that can be applied to most tables.

Newer table styles available:

Horizontal Only table style

Simple Grid table style

No Grid table style

 

Box Outs

This style allows you to take a quote or other piece of content and bring out of the page for greater emphasis.

This has been applied  as an example to the Horizontal Only (new) style.

You can put images, headings, bullets etc into the box.

These can be a great way to provide links to other content or to pull out the salient points of a page/section.

To create this style:

  • Insert a 1 column by 1 row inline table.

  • Set its style to either 'boxleft' or 'boxright'.

  • Add content as normal.

The box will float at the point it is entered in the page, so check it looks as intended.

Box-outs example

 
 

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