To create a new table on a web page:

  • Go to the point in your text where you want the table;
  • Click the Insert/Edit Table button in the Editor Toolbar;
  • Set the number of rows and columns you want the table to have (you can easily add more rows later, but adding more columns is more complex);
  • This will create a table as requested, with dafault formatting. You can now edit the table's format by right-clicking anywhere in the table and selecting Table properties.

It is also possible when you click the Insert/Edit Table button to select the More option, in order to go straight to the control window to set the table's format. The Table Properties window allows you to set, among other parameters, the following:

  • The width of the table, and (if you want) the total height. The width can be specified in pixels, or as a percentage of the width of the text window - selecting 100% will make the table spread across the whole window. The width must not be greater than 700 pixels;
  • If you want, you can set the width of the border drawn around the outside of the table. You can also set the cell spacing (space inside the border); the cell padding parameter (margin around the cell contents) has no effect. The following illustrations show the effect of borderspacing and padding:
Border 1 Spacing 1 Padding 1
More text entered here to show the effect of padding
Border 10 Spacing 1 Padding 1
Border 1 Spacing 10 Padding 1
Border 1 Spacing 1 Padding 10
 More text entered here to show the effect of padding
Note that padding actually has no effect


  • Using Alignment, you can place the table at the left of the text window, at the right, as illustrated here. The Editor also offers a centre-alignment, but this does not seem to work; 
(Does not seem to work!)


  • A smaller font has been provided specifically for those cases where large amounts of text or columns need to be put in a table. When you have created the table, click anywhere in the table, and select table.reducedfont in the Styles button.
  • Text entered in the table will now use the smaller font, as shown in the following example extracted from the History section.
# Document Date Text Notes
[2] Saxon land grant (Sawyer S347[a] 2 Aug 891 Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons, to Berhtwulf, his faithful Count [comes]; grant of 12 hides [manentes] at Plush in Buckland Newton, Dorset, and 2 [? for 5] at Raddington, Somerset, in exchange for equal land at Sutton, Dorset This is the earliest known reference to Sutton Poyntz, and appears to record the moment when Sutton became a Royal Manor. This is certainly Sutton Poyntz - the full description is "land of equal size that the locals call Sutton next the sea shore in the territory called Dorset".
The original document is in Latin, but includes (as was customary) an Old English description of the borders of Plush (e.g. thanen over whetecombe on alden doune op bi wirtrone on an ruwe dich); it does not sadly describe the borders of Sutton.
[1] Domesday Book [b] (Entry 1.4 of Dorset section) 1086 The King holds DORCHESTER, FORDINGTON, SUTTON [Poyntz], GILLINGHAM and `FROME'. King Edward held them. It is not known how many hides are there because they did not pay tax before 1066. Land for 56 ploughs. In lordship 7 ploughs; 20 slaves; 12 freedmen; 114 villagers and 89 smallholders who have 49 ploughs. 12 mills which pay £6 5s; meadow, 160 acres; pasture 2 leagues long and 1 wide; woodland 4 leagues long and 1 league wide. [ 5 cobs; 20 cattle; 72 pigs; 800 sheep; 40 goats. ] This manor with its dependencies pays one night's revenue. Sutton is shown as part of a Royal Manor, both before and after the Conquest. Because it is aggregated with other places, it is not possible to work out the area or value of Sutton Poyntz on its own.
The text in brackets comes from the Exeter Domesday (Liber Exonensis)