HelpOnTables

Table Markup

To create a table, you start and end a line using the table marker "||". Between those start and end markers, you can create any number of cells by separating them with "||". To get a centered cell that spans several columns, you start that cell with more than one cell marker. Adjacent lines of the same indent level containing table markup are combined into one table.

For more information on the possible markup, see HelpOnEditing.

Table Attributes

Apart from the option to repeat cell markers to get columns spanning several other columns, you can directly set many HTML table attributes. Any attributes have to be placed between angle brackets <...> directly after the cell marker.

The wiki-like markup has the following options:

The style stuff is all you need for styling your tables. Just use CSS formatted style there and it will be inlined in the generated HTML tag. Alternatively, the admin and the user (the admin in the theme file, the user via UserPreferences can extend moin's CSS by his own definitions, so users can refer to them using class or id. You can use several options at the same time by writing them one after the other within the same angle brackets (e.g. <tablestyle="..." rowstyle="..."> on the first cell, to set both the table-wide style and the first-row style).

We still support the old table markup, but generate the effect by appending additional values to the style parameter:

If you use several conflicting options like <(:)>, the last option wins. There is no explicit option for vertical centering (middle), since that is always the default.

Example

 NEW STYLE: General table layout and HTML like options::
 ||||||<tablestyle="width: 80%">'''Heading'''||
 ||cell 1||cell2||cell 3||
 ||<rowspan=2> spanning rows||||<style="background-color: #E0E0FF;"> spanning 2 columns||
 ||<rowstyle="background-color: #FFFFE0;">cell2||cell 3||
 Cell width::
 || narrow ||<style="width: 99%; text-align: center;"> wide ||
 Spanning rows and columns::
 ||<|2> 2 rows || row 1 ||
 || row 2 ||
 ||<-2> row 3 over 2 columns ||
 Alignment::
 ||<style="text-align: left"> left ||<|3 style="vertical-align: top;"> top ||<|3 style="vertical-align: bottom;"> bottom ||
 ||<style="text-align: center;"> centered ||
 ||<style="text-align: right;"> right ||
 Colors::
 ||<style="background-color: red;"> red ||<style="background-color: green;"> green ||<style="background-color: blue;"> blue ||

 OLD STYLE: General table layout and HTML like options::
 ||||||<tablewidth="80%">'''Heading'''||
 ||cell 1||cell2||cell 3||
 ||<rowspan=2> spanning rows||||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'> spanning 2 columns||
 ||<rowbgcolor="#FFFFE0">cell2||cell 3||
 Cell width::
 || narrow ||<:99%> wide ||
 Spanning rows and columns::
 ||<|2> 2 rows || row 1 ||
 || row 2 ||
 ||<-2> row 3 over 2 columns ||
 Alignment::
 ||<(> left ||<^|3> top ||<v|3> bottom ||
 ||<:> centered ||
 ||<)> right ||
 Colors::
 ||<#FF8080> red ||<#80FF80> green ||<#8080FF> blue ||

Display

NEW STYLE: General table layout and HTML like options
Cell width
Spanning rows and columns
Alignment
Colors
OLD STYLE: General table layout and HTML like options
Cell width
Spanning rows and columns
Alignment
Colors

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last modified 2005-08-04 19:15:29