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Tables allow content to be arranged into a grid on the page - usually data. As it is possible to control whether or not the borders of a table are visible, they are typically used both for their original purpose and for controlling the layout of web pages.


Use tables for presenting content (data, information, etc).

Ensure that cells that contain headings (for columns and/ or rows) are set as header cells.

Set CELL PADDING to 5 and CELL SPACING to 0. Cell content should be vertically aligned to the top of the cell.

Avoid using tables to control the layout of the page. Instead, layout is usually handled using templates.

When using tables you should usually ensure that the cell with the name of the column is set as the 'Header cell'. This can be done in FrontPage via the cell properties function. Setting a 'Header cell' will centre and embolden the text, but you can override this using the 'align left' and 'bold' buttons.

As a rule the settings in Table Properties should be as follows: Cell padding = 5; Cell spacing = 0. Text within cells should be vertically aligned to the top of the cell.


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