Tables

Simple Tables

You can easily construct simple tables with brief text elements by following this pattern:

  • Each row of the table is one line of text.
  • The line must start with ^^ or || to identify it as a table row.
  • Each section of the line that starts with ^^ will be turned into a header cell.
  • Each section of the line that starts with || will be turned into a data cell.

Here is what this looks like, building a simple timetable:

^^Monday ||Meeting with Dave ||8:00 am
^^Tuesday ||Meeting with Bob ||4:30 pm
^^Wednesday ||Lunch with Dana ||11:30 am
Monday Meeting with Dave 8:00 am
Tuesday Meeting with Bob 4:30 pm
Wednesday Lunch with Dana 11:30 am

Advanced Tables

When you want to put more in a table cell than just a few words or numbers -- or when you want to use other formatting commands in the table cells -- you must use the advanced table commands, which look just like regular html table tags.

The advantage of using these advanced tags is that the contents of each table cell is run through the formatter as independent text, allowing you to use any formatting rules you'd like (except another layer of tables).

<table><tr>
<td>= Location</td><td>= Hours</td><td>= Contact Info</td>
<td> 123 George Street
 Watership, KY  33847</td>
</tr><tr>
<td> 338-555-2998</td>
<td>[http://neenerneener.com]</td>
</tr></table>

Location

Hours

Contact Info

123 George Street
Watership, KY  33847
338-555-2998
http://neenerneener.com

Notes

At present, there is no way to span columns or rows in either sort of table. Also, the advanced table tags brook no fiddling with attributes.

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