Table Slide

A Table slide is one of the more complex and versatile slide types that you can add to your show and includes an extensive table editor as well as a CSV importing tool to generate the tables. The CSV importing tool makes it easy to import data from an Excel spreadsheet as an example.


When you select to create a Table you will be taken to a screen that will ask for the dimensions of the table in rows and columns.  See image below:


Enter the dimensions as positive integers (or select to import from a CSV file) and then choose if you want to have a header (a single column, blank row at the top of the table) that will appear in the final table. If you have entered the values hit the "Create Table" button and you will be taken to the "Create Table" editor screen.



You will notice that the rows and columns are empty and ready for you to input data.  To the right of the table is the properties list that will allow you to change the values of text settings such as: fonts, font sizes, font color, shading, justification and more.


To add values to the table you need to select the "Edit" button to the right of each row. 


This will then change the mode of the cells to edit mode, where you can now put in any text or numbers or punctuation that you like into each cell. The "Edit" button switches from "Edit" to "Save" each time you click on it. 


When you have finished inputting, you simply click on the "Save" button to the right of the row to save the values you have entered.  Once you save the values the button changes back to "Edit" which will allow you to edit the values further, at any time.



This will then change the cells back to formatting mode so that you can now change colors, fonts, styles etc.

To make changes to the formatting of the cells, rows and columns of the table you can either select each cell you want to change by clicking on it (you will notice that the border of the cell changes to blue when you click on it) or you can use the check boxes at the top of each column or the left of each row, to select ALL the cells in that row or column.


In the example left the entire first column is selected and all cell borders have changed to blue. We can now go ahead and change the formatting of ALL cells in this column. In the example below we have changed the font, alignment, shading, bolding, and font size of all the cells.


When you are finished click "Apply" and then deselect the column using the radio button.  You can also click on the "Reset" button to reset the formatting choices to their default values.


You can now follow the same procedure to set all the other formatting properties for the other cells, rows and columns.  Once you are satisfied you can hit the "Save Table" button at the bottom of the screen to save all your changes. You will then be presented with the familiar "Create Slide" window where you will see all the HTML code for your table, as well as options for the width and height, the duration and schedule for the slide and the slide title option. You can also enter a top margin or space at the top of the table (the table will be centered horizontally automatically when you save but vertical centering you will need to do manually)


You can also enter a background color for the table or make any last minute changes to the HTML code for the table you have created.  If you are not comfortable making a change to the HTML code, just leave it as is.



Once you are satisfied with all the slide details you can hit the "Save" button at the bottom to save the new table in your Panel Playlist.