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Creating a Table *

Find a table icon on the left toolbar and drag it onto the screen:

Creating table widget


When new table is created, table editor opens automatically (you can close table editor by pressing the “Cancel” button). Note that:

  • Table data is populated via table editor.
  • Table columns are defined in the property panel, outside table editor.

Define or Rename Table Columns *

By default, new table has two columns: “A” and “B”. To rename table columns:

  1. Select the table.
  2. Specify the columns in the “Columns” box on the property panel:

Specifying table columns


Table width is increased automatically to adjust to the column titles you specified.


  • This approach is handy when you need just a quick empty table; you specify the columns from the property panel and you are done.
  • When you need a column without a heading, add a dummy column by adding a blank ” ” title as a new column.

Table Editor *

In table editor, you can populate the table with data and format the table.

It opens automatically when new table is created. Otherwise, you can open the table editor by:

  • Double-clicking the table.
  • Clicking the “Edit…” button (“Table Data” option) on property panel.

Table editor


Edit Table Data *

To edit table data:

  1. Open Table editor.
  2. Select a cell and start typing:

Editing table data

Add More Columns and Rows *

  1. Open the Table editor.
  2. Use Add/Delete Column and Add/Delete Row icons on the top toolbar.

Adding rows and columns to the table


  • If no column/row is selected, new column/row is appended to the end.
  • If a column/row is selected, new column/row is inserted before it.

Resizing Columns *

To resize columns:

  1. Open Table editor.
  2. Hover the mouse between column headings until the icon changes to resize indicator
  3. Drag the edge of the column:

Resizing table


Add Buttons, Checkboxes, or Dropdowns *

Table columns can be one of the following:

  • Text
  • Button
  • Checkbox
  • Dropdown

To change the column type:

  1. Open Table Editor.
  2. Adjust the “Type” dropdown above the column:

Changing column types



  • For “Checkbox” type columns, the checkbox is ticked when the cell is non-empty.

Use Auto-Filling *

For “Dropdown” and “Button” type columns, any value will be automatically repeated within the same column.

This is handy for some situations:

Auto-filling table columns


Copy-Paste Data from Excel *

Quick way to enter data is to paste it from a spreadsheet.

To do that:

  1. Copy data from a spreadsheet (e.g. MS Excel).
  2. Open Table editor.
  3. Select the top-left cell where data will be pasted.
  4. Choose “Paste from Excel” from the top toolbar:

Copy-pasting data from Excel



  • Pasting will not add rows or columns automatically. You have to add appropriate number of rows and columns beforehand.

Format Column Titles *

To format column titles:

  1. Select a table.
  2. Use formatting icons from the top toolbar:

Formatting table headers


Formatting the Data in a Table *

To format a data in table cells, use the formatting icons on “Advanced” tab in property panel:

Formatting data in table cells



  • You can format only the “Text” type columns.

Highlighting Table Rows *

You can highlight rows in the table by selecting them in “Click to toggle row selection” table on property panel:

Highlighting table rows



  • You can select multiple rows by Shift+click or Ctrl+click (Cmd+click) etc
  • To deselect a row, click on it again

Scrollbars, Gridlines *

On “Advanced” tab in property panel, you can format the table look and feel further:

  • You can turn on or off both horizontal and vertical gridlines.
  • You can add scrollbars, both vertical and/or horizontal.

Adding scrollbars and gridlines to the table


Table Widget Options *

Attributes specific for Table widget are:

  • Columns (“Basic” tab) – Here, you add, delete, and rename table columns.
  • Click to toggle row selection (“Basic” tab) – Select or deselect rows that will be selected.
  • Show Header (“Basic” tab) – Whether or not to show the header row.
  • Table Data (“Basic” tab) – Edit button opens Table editor.

Table widget basic properties


  • Horizontal and Vertical Scrollbar (“Advanced” tab) – Switches scrollbars on or off.
  • Grid Lines (“Advanced” tab) – Switched on or off grid lines, either vertical or horizontal or both.
  • Body Font (“Advanced” tab) – Here you can format table data.

Table widget advanced properties