Tables

Note: Tables can only be included in Email and Document communications.

To include a table in the communication, drag and drop the table symbol from the right to the place in the communication where you want the table to appear. The table appears in the communication as follows:

Editing the table

Once you have inserted the table, you can use the block palette at the right to add table content. Click in one of the boxes labelled Drop content here to display the following at the right:

From this palette, you can drag and drop text, images, buttons, dividers, social media icons, videos and barcodes into table cells in the same way as you can drop these items into the communication itself.

Note: For tables in documents, the only options available are text, images, dividers and barcodes.

You can also change the number of rows and columns in the table, as well as setting the borders and padding.

Border sets the color, solidity and thickness of the border for the entire table. To set the individual borders for rows and columns, see Changing row and column properties. The number in the box at the right is used to set the border thickness in pixels.

The icon under Padding is used to lock all four padding settings (top, bottom, left and right) together, so that changing one changes them all to the same value. When it is locked, the icon changes to .

Text blocks

By default, the Header and first row cells and the first row are text blocks. (When adding new content, you can add any type of block as described abve.)

As with any text block, you can click on Add personalization to insert a Data Field or System Field. The Data Fields displayed are based on the Data Source selected (to select a data source, use the Contacts tab). You can insert a Data Field that is not in the currently selected Data Source by selecting Add Custom Field (it must, however, exist in one of your Data Sources). For each custom field that you add, you will be prompted to provide a default value to be used whenever there is no value present. System Fields are standard fields not dependent on any Data Source (mostly time and date related).

For further information, see Personalizing communications.

Changing row and column properties

To change the properties of a row or column, hover the mouse pointer over the row or column. An option called Edit row or Edit column will be displayed. Click on this option; the following is displayed at the right of the screen:

For information on using Repeat this row with data (which is only displayed for email communications), see Repeating data in tables.

Background sets the background color of the row or column. Click on the circle:

The slider at the top selects the color; the slider at the bottom sets the degree of transparency.

Note: By default, a row has the transparency slider set to the rightmost position (fully opaque) but a column has the transparency slider set to the leftmost position (fully transparent). In order for changes to a column background to become visible, you need to move this slider.
Note: If you set a background for a row and a column, the background for the intersecting cell is taken from the column setting (the column setting has priority).

Border sets the color, solidity and thickness of the border for the row or column:

The slider selects the color.

The number in the box at the right is used to set the border thickness in pixels.

Note: Where borders clash (for example, the borders for neighboring rows or columns, or the overall table border versus individual row/column borders), the border with the highest thickness takes priority.