In this guide I will show you how to use tables in Slate. I will show you things like changing the background color of your table, merging cells and rows, and more. Tables are used for different things. I mostly use tables to create my homeschool worksheets and to create postcards. Open your Slate program and we will begin.
Inserting a Table in Slate
The first step to working with tables is inserting the table. Go to the top of your Slate window and click Table / Insert. A box will pop up and this is where you will enter the number of columns and rows you want. Enter a number in each field and click the Insert button to insert the table into your Slate document. That will insert your table.
Changing the Background of a Table in Slate
Next, I will show you how to change the background color of your table. Click inside your table with your mouse. Go to the top of your Slate window and click Table / Set Background Color. When the color box comes up, click the color that you want your background to be. Then click OK to apply it. In Slate you cannot change just a cell color. You must change the entire background color. Most programs that have tables will allow you to change just the cell color, but not this program. I have not found a way to change the border color either.
Inserting New Rows and Columns in Slate
If you need more rows or columns you can easily insert more. To insert more rows, go to the top of your window and click Table / Insert Rows. When the box comes up, enter the number of rows that you want to add. Click the OK button to insert the new rows. You must place your mouse inside the table before you can add new rows. To add more columns, click inside of your table. Go to the top of your window and click Table / Insert Columns. Enter the number of columns that you want when the box pops up. Then click the OK button to insert the new columns.
Removing Columns and Rows in Slate
You can remove a row by clicking your mouse inside of the row that you want to remove. Then go to the top of your window and click Table / Remove Row. You must place your mouse inside the row that you want to delete. When you click remove, a box will open and ask you how many rows to delete. Enter the number of rows that you want to delete and click OK. You can delete columns the same way except you click Table / Remove Columns instead of Remove Cells. Again, you will need to place your mouse in the column that you want to delete before you remove it.
That is how you use tables in Slate. If you are looking to do more with tables, you may want to check out AbiWord or Microsoft Word. Those two processors have a lot more options when it comes to tables. If you have any questions about this guide, please feel free to email me at email@example.com