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Monday, January 24, 2011

MORE TROUBLE

Once again, I am being defeated by this damned blog. Is there anyone who can figure out how I can put a table into a blog so that it looks the way it ought to look? I cannot figure out why the blog does not accept hard spaces so that I can space things out appropriately. Rats!

7 comments:

Marinus said...

The best way would be to use the HTML code for tables, which isn't hard but unfortunately takes a little bit getting used to and which isn't automatically handled by your blog's editor.

The quicker cheat would be to surround the table you have in [code] tags (the square brackets should be angle brackets, but the blog doesn't allow me to post these HTML codes in the comments). This will make the font for that bit monospaced, like in the page egh linked to.

Working on the assumption that you've never coded HTML in your life, here's how you do it:
When you have finished writing your post, find the tab in the editor called 'Edit HTML'. This will show you the raw code of the post that the browsers use when they render the page. Find the table in the text, and place [code] at the beginning of the table, and [/code] (replacing < and > for [ and ]) at the end. So, your last table would look like:

[code]
Labor Input Corn Input Iron Input Output

Labor Sector 38 units 19 units 190 units

Corn Sector 100 units 2 units 16 units 300 units

Iron Sector 90 units 9 units 12 units 90 units


Total Input 190 units 49 units 47 units
[/code]

(once again, square brackets should be angle brackets)

Marinus said...

You could always cheat and have the table in your word processor, then save it as an html file. Then, open the html file in a text editor, copy the html table code and paste it in the 'Edit HTML' tab in the blog post editor.

Here is a glimpse of what table code looks like: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp

Marinus said...

I just remembered that you could also use the [pre] tag instead of [code], which means that the text will keep the hard spaces you've put in it. Maybe that would suit you better.

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to do this without using html code.

David Sucher said...

Do you have to put the table so it is live?

Why not do an image of the table?
Ot export to a jpeg or gif?
Then place the image of the table as if it were a photo. No?

Ulf said...

Ask your grandaughter -- she'll know. :)

GTChristie said...

That's right, you can turn the table into a picture and just insert the picture. Might have to play with sizing the picture. Most blogs do it that way.

David Sucher said...

Figure it out?

It's quite simple with several paths to get there. Not knowing your configuration and software, I can't help. (And of course couldn't help with Windows.)