Table editing

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  • #10559

    ekarate
    Member

    Hi,

    I was trying to edit a table using Mozilla composer. I copy pasted the html into the html box. It does appear as a table with some of the formatting, however I can’t get it to display the colour background I wanted – grey – and that’s why I wanted the table for.

    I’ve seen some blogs like this. How does one do it?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    #10900

    martinfitzp
    Member

    What method are you using to colour the background grey – class, style or old-style bgcolor? I know the first two are stripped out by the WordPress tag-filtering, but the last one may work?

    #10901

    sulz
    Member

    other than the simplest of html i am hopeless in it. so when i wanted to put a table, i pasted the table from microsoft word to paint, saved it as jpeg, upload it to some photo hosting page, and link the image to my blog.

    #10918

    ekarate
    Member

    I think I’m using the style tag on the HTML.

    <table
    style="background-color: rgb(192, 192, 192); text-align: left; width: 561px; height: 60px;"
    border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
    <tbody>
    <tr>
    <td
    style="background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: top;"><br>
    </td>
    <td style="vertical-align: top;"><br>
    </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td style="vertical-align: top;"><br>
    </td>
    <td style="vertical-align: top;"><br>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>

    Maybe I’ll search for the manual “old” way to edit HTML and edit colour as you said before.

    #10930

    drmike
    Member

    I betting that the theme is overriding the background in some way. This has come up before when we were talking about table borders. Try a couple of different themes. If you see the background color in some and not others, it’s the CSS.

    #10936

    martinfitzp
    Member

    Isn’t style information stripped out of tags when submitted drmike? You can check this ekarate by using the “Save and Continue Editing” button – if the style code vanishes that’s the problem.

    Theme CSS shouldn’t be able to override inline stuff (unless it’s market !important I think?) as that should take precedence.

    The “old fashioned” way of applying background colour is bgcolor. Apply it like this:

    <table><tr><td bgcolor="#C0C0C0">text</td></tr></table>

    #C0C0C0 (that’s C-ZERO) is equivalent to 192,192,192. Unfortunately I can’t test this for you right now as the servers down.

    Good luck!

    #10950

    drmike
    Member

    Isn’t style information stripped out of tags when submitted drmike?

    I was thinking that as well but wasn’t sure as I remembered the table border issue we had a few months ago. It worked for some themes but not others.

    edit: Yup. Found the thread Styles are stripped for security. Have to add that one to the FAQ…

    #11319

    mkleung
    Member

    I had some unhappy experience when I wanted to add a table in a post. Using the rich-text editor (Visual mode), I pasted a table, then I switched to Code mode (to change the font size of the text in the table) and switched back to Visual mode. I found that only the first row of the table was kept – other rows were missing!

    #11320

    timethief
    Member

    Have you solved this problem yet? I’m asking because others have used html tables and not reported this same difficulty.

    #11321

    drmike
    Member

    Well adding html code via the visual tab may have something to do with it. It’s code and should have been added in on the code tab.

    #11322

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ve had this difficulty, whether I’ve used the code editor or the visual editor. As far as I know it’s still happening, so I just avoid tables now. For whatever reason, tables generated by quizzes seem to be okay, MOST of the time. Sometimes they leave out rows, though. And yes, I reported it about six months ago.

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