Lexicons: Tables! Tables! Tables!

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Lexicon entry looking a bit dull? Too many lists hampering the visuals of your faves? Try spicing things up with a table! Tables are a great way to organize discographies and filmographies into something less... list looking. Let's explore!


Tables are perfect for tabular data and can be used to visually organize things, making it easier to read and understand. Let's take an example I've used tables for: members. We all love visuals, right? Having a gorgeous photo of an idol right next to their basic info is like a sexy flashcard. Using tables here can be especially helpful for larger groups. Take NCT for example - names and faces can become very overwhelming with 20+ members, but having it neatly displayed will make it more likely to be read.


Here are some useful hints about tables.


1. You can access all of the tool tables from this button.



2. Tables will automatically size columns.


So don't freak out when it goes from this:


To this:


Long text strings will adjust the size of your columns (and photos!) as well.



3. What you see in the text editor may not be how it looks when saved.


In these images you can see that there's a lot of padding to the right of the photos. It looks like I need to center the photos.



But when we look at the table in the actual entry, you can see that the space issue fixed itself!




4. Don't sweat the auto sizing.


Because tables auto size columns to fit the information in each column, you can sometimes end up with tables that don't match. Don't sweat it.


As you can see here because the titles of the Studio Albums are shorter than the Extended Plays, auto sizing does this. It's not a perfect system, but it works.


5. Consider using headers!


Using the "Add head" feature to your table will add a header row to your table.



This can allow easy labeling for your table to help layout information.


By @quark12395


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