Tables

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by studiot, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. studiot

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    On quite a few occasions, the last one being yesterday, I have wanted to lay out a table, in a reply in a thread.
    I notice that, in a different thread, at least one other poster also wanted to do this yesterday alone.

    All the ways I have found of doing this have been cumbersome, clumsy and unseemly.

    So I would place high priority on the goal of introducing a simple table function.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  2. Dave

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    That is a really good suggestion; tables are something that I would imagine would be widely used. I will mention this to Rob to see what we can do. Thanks.

    Dave
     
  3. b.shahvir

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    At the outset, could you guys also provide a provision to edit and upload attachments on Private Messages too?....if it's technically possible! :)
    Thanx
     
  4. jrap

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    Hi studiot, many thanks for the suggestion.
    I have installed a Table add-on which looks like it will be perfect for the board.
    Usage information can be found at http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/misc.php?do=bbcode

    Generally, the [ table ] tag is used as follows:
    Which will produce

    head col1 head col2 head col3
    row1 col1 row1 col2 row1 col3
    row2 col1 row2 col2 row2 col3


    Cheers!

    Rob
     
  5. Dave

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    Cheers, Rob.

    Looks spot on. Will have a play around with that later.

    Dave
     
  6. studiot

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    This is really good, but I copied and pasted your ?code? and this is what I got.


    [ table="head"]head col1|head col2|head col3
    row1 col1|row1 col2|row1 col3
    row2 col1|row2 col2|row2 col3[ /table]

    So what is stupid old me doing wrong please?
     
  7. Dave

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    Rob has padded the [ table="head"] and [ /table] tags with trailing blank-spaces within the []s to prevent the board rendering the table. Remove those two spaces and it will give you your table, i.e. [ table="head"] becomes
    , etc.
    Dave
     
  8. studiot

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    jesting testing resting
    Ω θ row1 √
    Ʃ :D


    Thanks
     
  9. Dave

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    Can even embed emoticons! We're in for some fun in the future, aren't we :D

    Dave
     
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