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Inserting Standard Tables with Doc-To-Help

You can use the Standard Table command to insert basic tables quickly and easily into your Word source documents. These tables can be aligned with your body text and formatted by selecting options contained in the Standard Doc-To-Help Table dialog. To access the Standard Table dialog, click the Standard Table button . The command behaves differently depending on whether you have selected text.

If no text is selected, you are presented with a dialog that allows you to specify the number of rows and columns in your table. The table also allows you to determine if your table has borders, whether it is aligned with your body text and whether the heading has a fill.

If text is selected, Doc-To-Help uses the convert text to table features contained within Word to format the table. If the text contains tabs, each tabbed section is placed into an individual table cell. If the selected text consists of more than one paragraph, each paragraph is placed into a new row in the table. When you click the Standard Table button with text selected you are presented with the following dialog.

As you can see, the number of rows and columns is automatically selected for you and you are left with the standard “formatting” options.

By selecting the Create Borders checkbox, your table is formatted with a double line border as show below.

By selecting the Indent table to align with Body text checkbox, your table is aligned with the body text in your document as shown below.

By selecting the Fill Heading checkbox, your table is formatted with the uppermost set of table cells containing a gray fill as show below.

Alternatively, you can perform the same steps with the Table|Standard Doc-To-Help Table menu command.