Insert Table & Modify Table

This feature lets you insert the table and create customize form.

Edraw libraries include some pre-defined tables such as invoice form, sales form, fax cover sheet and flyer. All of these were created with the Insert Table tool.
Insert Table

To insert a table:

  1. Move the pointer to select the number of rows and columns that you want, and then click.
  2. Click Insert Table, and then enter a number in the Number of columns and Number of rows lists.
  3. To add text to the table cells, click a cell, and then enter your text. After you enter your text, click outside the table.

Tip: To add a row at the end of a table, select a row then click Insert Above or Insert Below button in the Table context menu.

Move a Table

Click the table that you want to move.

Rest the pointer on the outer most border of the table (but not on the dots), and then when the pointer becomes a move cursor, click and drag the border to move the table.

Resize a Column or Row

Click the table that contains the column or row that you want to resize.

To change the width of a column, rest the pointer over the border of the column that you want to resize, and then when the pointer becomes a , drag the column to the right or left.

To change the height of a row, rest the pointer over the border of the row that you want to resize, and then when the pointer becomes a , drag the row up or down.

Add a Row

Click the border to select a row in a table.

Then click the Insert Above or Insert Below button in the Table Context Menu.

Add a Column

Select a column then click the Insert Left or Insert Right.

Delete Rows or Delete Columns

Select the rows or columns then click the Delete Rows or Delete Columns button.

Merge Table Cells

Select the table cells that you want to combine.
Under Table Context Menu, in the Merge group, click Merge Cells.

Split Table Cells

Click the table cell that you want to split.

Under Table Context Menu, in the Merge group, click Split Cells, and then do one or both of the followings:

To divide a cell vertically, in the Number of columns box, enter the number of new cells that you want.

To divide a cell horizontally, in the Number of rows box, enter the number of new cells that you want.

To divide a cell both horizontally and vertically, in the Number of columns box, enter the number of new columns that you want, and then in the Number of rows box, enter the number of new rows that you want.

Delete the Contents of a Table Cell

Select the cell contents that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

Note: When you delete the contents of a cell, you do not delete the cell. To delete the cell, you must merge the cell with another or delete the column or row.

Add or Change a Table Border

Select the table cells that you want to add or change the table border for.

Under Table Context Menu, in the Table Style group, click Borders, and then choose a border style in the popup menu.

To change the color of the border, under Shape Format menu, click the arrow next to Shape Outline color, and then click the color that you want.

To change the weight of the border, under Shape Format menu, click the arrow next to Weight, and then click the line thickness that you want.

To change the line style of the border, under Shape Format menu, click the arrow next to Dashes, and then click the line style that you want.

Tip: To set the table cell transparence, under Shape Format menu, click the arrow next to Shape Fill, and then click the No Fill item.

Change the Table Cell Margin

Select the table cells that you want, then set the text margin in the cell.

Under Table Context Menu, in the Table Style group, click Margin, and then choose a style in the popup menu.

Notes:

1. You can not select cells under text editing mode.

If you want to select one or more cells, make sure the cursor is not in any of the cells. You can first click on the blank place outside the table, then select.

Select Table Cells

2. How to remove the borders of a single cell (or a group of contiguous cells) in a table?

For example, if I want to remove the borders of the middle four cells of this table.

Cells Borders

Steps:

1. Select the cell (or cells) you want to remove borders.

2. Click the Border button under Table memu and uncheck the "outside borders" option.

Remove Outside Borders

Now you can still see the borders, that's because you only remove the borders of this selected cell (or cells), but the adjacent cells is still using these lines as borders. So you need to continue the following steps:

  1. Remove the bottom border of the upper cells.
  2. Remove the top border of the lower cells.
  3. Remove the left border of the right cells.
  4. Remove the right border of the left cells.
Remove Borders

Here comes the final result:

Remove Table Result

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