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Inserting a new table in the copy editor

  1. While working with theCopy Editor, click to place your cursor in the location that you wish to insert a table.
  2. Locate and click on the table icon in the Copy Editor toolbar 
  3. A window labeled Table Properties will appear.
    1. Select the number ofRows and Columns  to display (this can be altered later)
    2. If you would like to include Headers, select whether they should appear along the First Row, First Column, or Both. Otherwise, chooseNone.
    3. Optionally, include a table Caption. This will result in a single column row at the very top of your table which is filled with theCaption text.
    4. Include a Summary of the purpose of the table. Although this is not printed to the screen, this information can be helpful to visitors using a screen reader.
    5. Click the green OK button to insert the table.

Adjusting an existing table's properties (headers, caption, and summary)

  1. While in the Copy Editor, Right-click or control-click on the table in need of adjustment.
  2. A menu will appear, select Table Properties.
  3. A window labeled Table Properties will appear.
    1. If you would like to include Headers, select whether they should appear along the First RowFirst Column, or Both. Otherwise, chooseNone.
    2. Optionally, include a table Caption. This will result in a single column row at the very top of your table which is filled with theCaption text.
    3. Include a Summary of the purpose of the table. Although this is not printed to the screen, this information can be helpful to visitors using a screen reader.
    4. Click the green OK button to apply your changes.

Inserting or removing rows and columns from an existing table

  1. While in the Copy Editor, Right-click or control-click on the row/column nearest to the location you intend to append a row/column, or on the the row/column you wish to remove.
  2. A window will appear presenting various options
    1. Select either Row or Column depending on your need
    2. Choose Insert Row/Column BeforeInsert Row/Column After, Delete Rows/Columns.

Inserting or modifying table cells within in a row

  1. While in the Copy Editor, Right-click or control-click on the table cell nearest to the location you intend to append a cell, or the cell you intend to modify.
  2. A window will appear presenting various options
    1. Select Cell
    2. Choose Insert Cell BeforeInsert Cell AfterDelete Cell, etc. as needed.


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