Insert Table Dialog Box
 
 
 

Creates an empty table object.

Access Methods

Table

 Ribbon: Home tabAnnotation panelInsert TableNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: Draw  TableNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Draw 
 Command entry: table

Inserts an empty table in the drawing.

List of Options

The following options are available in this dialog box.

Table Style

Choose a table style from within the current drawing from which to create a table. You can create a new table style by clicking the button next to the drop-down list.

Insert Options

Specifies the method for inserting your table.

Start from Empty Table

Creates an empty table that can be filled in with data manually.

Start from Data Link

Creates a table from data in an external spreadsheet.

Start from Data Extraction

Launches the Data Extraction wizard.

Preview

Controls whether a preview displays. If you start from an empty table, the preview displays an example of the table style. If you create a table link, the preview displays the resulting table. Clear this option to improve performance when working with large tables.

Insertion Behavior

Specifies the location of the table.

Specify Insertion Point

Specifies the location of the upper-left corner of the table. You can use the pointing device or enter coordinate values at the Command prompt. If the table style sets the direction of the table to read from the bottom up, the insertion point is the lower-left corner of the table.

Specify Window

Specifies a size and a location for the table. You can use the pointing device or enter coordinate values at the Command prompt. When this option is selected, the number of columns and rows and the column width and row height depend on the size of the window and the column and row settings.

Column & Row Settings

Set the number and size of columns and rows.

Columns Icon

Indicates columns.

Rows Icon

Indicates rows.

Columns

Specifies the number of columns. When the Specify Window option is selected and you specify a column width, the Auto option is selected, and the number of columns is controlled by the width of the table. If a table style containing a starting table has been specified, then you can choose the number of additional columns you would like added to that starting table.

Column Width

Specifies the width of the columns. When the Specify Window option is selected and you specify the number of columns, the Auto option is selected, and the column width is controlled by the width of the table. The minimum column width is one character.

Data Rows

Specifies the number of rows. When the Specify Window option is selected and you specify a row height, the Auto option is selected, and the number of rows is controlled by the height of the table. A table style with a title row and a header row has a minimum of three rows. The minimum row height is one line. If a table style containing a starting table has been specified, then you can choose the number of additional data rows you would like added to that starting table.

Row Height

Specifies the height of the rows in number of lines. The height of a line is based on the text height and the cell margin, which are both set in the table style. When the Specify Window option is selected and you specify the number of rows, the Auto option is selected, and the row height is controlled by the height of the table.

Set Cell Styles

For table styles that do not contain a starting table, specifies a cell style for rows in the new table.

First Row Cell Style

Specifies a cell style for the first row in the table. The Title cell style is used by default.

Second Row Cell Style

Specifies a cell style for the second row in the table. The Header cell style is used by default.

All Other Row Cell Styles

Specifies a cell style for all other rows in the table. The Data cell style is used by default.

Table Options

For table styles that contain a starting table, specifies the table elements from the starting table that are retained upon insertion.

Label Cell Text

Retains text from the Header or Title rows in the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Data Cell Text

Retains text from the Data rows in the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Blocks

Retains blocks from the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Retain Cell Style Overrides

Retains cell style overrides from the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Data Links

Retains data links from the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Fields

Retains fields from the starting table in the newly-inserted table.

Formulas

Retains formulas from the starting table in the newly-inserted table.