Thursday, June 6, 2013

Easily Create Tables in Blogger

12:49 PM

Creating tables is Blogger is something that needs a bit of expertise in HTML and well as in CSS. Sometime you might want your content to be organized systematically into a tabular form aligned properly into rows and columns. Unfortunately, Blogger does not provide you tool or option to create a table for your site. However, Microsoft word has made things a lot flexible that creating a table could never be too stress-free, especially for Blogger. Today, in this article, we will show you How to Create Tables in Blogger using Microsoft Word.

Step#1: Creating a Table in Microsoft Word:

The First thing you need to do is to Download and Install Microsoft Word. If you already have this software installed then, quickly open up Microsoft Word from the start menu. Remember: You can use any version of Microsoft Word. However, in this tutorial the screenshots which we have used, are from MS Office 2010.

After opening the MS Word, the next thing is to create a table. Go to Insert >> Table >> now through the table grid you can select the number of rows and columns, which you want to see in your table. For example, if you want create a 3X3 table then you have to select 3 rows and 3 columns as it can be seen in the following screenshot.

Once the table is ready, you might want to give it a bit of cool and colorful look. Go to the “Design” tab and from there you can either apply the pre-designed styles or can create a new one own your own. It provides you a lot of options for customization so that you come up with a master piece.

You can also increase the space between two rows and columns. Just place your cursor over a line and drag to increase the spacing between them. Now you should start filling up the empty rows and columns with your content.  For better learning see the following screenshot.

Step#2: Adding Microsoft Word Table in Blogger

Once you have successfully created a table on MS Word, it’s time to get the HTML code which you will be inserting into your posts.

First you need to save your document in .html extension, so go to File >> Save as and from the drop down list select “Web Page, Filtered” and press “Save” button to conclude. (Try saving the file on your desktop or so that you can access it easily).

Now you have converted your table into an HTML web page, so simply go to the location where you saved the document I.e. HTML file of your table. Now select the file which you saved a few moments a go and right click on it, then press “Open with >> Notepad”.

Copy all the HTML Coding present in the Notepad. Now go to Blogger.com >> your site >> Add a New Post >> Edit HTML, and now paste the HTML code in Blogger post editor which you copied a few moments ago. Once everything is done press the “Publish” button to finish the process.

Congratulations: You have successfully added a table in your posts. Go visit your posts to see things are working well for you or not. Let us know what your thoughts about this fancy technique.

We hope this article has helped you in learning how to easily create tables in blogger using Microsoft Word. If anyone has any better ways of doing the same job, then do let us know. If you want to ask anything, just leave it in the comment.

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