Table functions in the TinyMCE version 4 editor

The TinyMCE version 4 editor uses menus and menu selections to create and edit tables.

Table 1. TinyMCE version 4 editor
UI element Action
Figure 1. Table menu
TinyMCE v4 table menu
Click the table icon (
TinyMCE v4 table icon
) to access the TinyMCE version 4 table menu. Use the table menu to:
  • Insert or delete a table
  • Modify table properties
  • Add, move, or delete rows and columns
  • Modify row and column properties
  • Split and merge cells
Figure 2. Table insert grid
TinyMCE v4 table insert grid

To insert a table in the HTML field, click Insert table and highlight squares in the grid to represent the desired number of rows and columns. Click the last highlighted square to insert the table.

After you insert the table, you can modify the size by clicking and dragging the handles at the table edges.

Figure 3. Table properties
TinyMCE v4 table properties
From the table menu, click Table properties to open the Table properties dialog box. From this box you can take any of the following actions.
  • General tab:
    • Set table width and height
    • Set cell spacing and padding
    • Enable borders and captions
    • Set the table alignment
  • Advanced tab:
    • Configure the table style
    • Select the border color
    • Select the background color
Figure 4. Cell properties
TinyMCE v4 table cell prop
With the cursor in the desired table cell, open the table menu and click Cell properties. From this box you can set the following properties for table cells.
  • General tab:
    • Width and height
    • Type and scope
    • Horizontal and vertical alignment
  • Advanced tab
    • Configure the cell style
    • Select the border color
    • Select the background color
Figure 5. Row properties
TinyMCE v4 table row prop
With the cursor in a table cell in the desired row, open the table menu and click Row properties. From this box you can set the following properties for rows.
    • Row type
    • Alignment
    • Height
  • Advanced tab
    • Configure the row style
    • Select the border color
    • Select the background color