What are tables in Flipsnack and why should you use them
In addition to text boxes, photos or videos, you may also want to insert tables in your publications, when you design them in our Design Studio.
You’ve certainly worked with tables in many other tools, and working with them in Flipsnack is not much different. The initial version is a basic table tool, but still very helpful when you need it.
More updates will happen in the coming months, so there will be more options available.
Tables are often used to present data in an organized way in a wide variety of publications: catalogs, newspapers, magazines, brochures, reports, portfolios, invoices, menus, service and price lists, academic documents, calendars, event programs and many more.
Working with tables has many obvious benefits, but we find them particularly useful in the following cases:
- To display numbers and other specific data in a small space
- To compare and contrast data values with several shared characteristics
- To highlight the presence or absence of specific characteristics
How to work with tables
This option is located in the Design Studio, on the left side bar. That’s where you will find the new Tables section.
Start by selecting the number of columns and rows you want to use and simply start entering your data. Copy and paste options are only available at cell level, so you need to double click inside a cell in order to paste a data item in. More options will be available at a later time.
At this point you can insert a row above or below or insert a column to the right or left. Also you can delete rows and columns.
You can always move tables on the page with drag and drop and resize them to fit perfectly in your publication.
Upcoming updates will include:
- change the font, font size, style and color of the text inside the cell
- select a cell or a whole row
- edit multiple cells at the same time
- change the background color of cells, rows or columns
- change the color and thickness of borders
- hide / display borders
- align the text in the cell vertically and horizontally
- merge/unmerge cells
- tables will be compatible with the automation tool and each cell will be able to display dynamic content
Until then, you can tell us other features you need for Tables so we can work on it.