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I have a need to include some simple tables, really just lists with multiple columns.

 

Any way to do this in Storyist?

 

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Hi thewitt,

 

Storyist doesn't currently support tables. Could you create a paragraph style with tab stops set at your desired column widths?

 

-Steve

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FYI, tables are really horrible in eBooks. Nearly every reader has problem rendering them, and your table is guaranteed to look different on every device/reader. If you must do a table specifically, and you plan on outputting an eBook, I would recommend making your table in Microsoft Excel (or an equivalent like the free Open Office, or if you're being held at gunpoint and threatened with death, that horrible waste of time and space Numbers). When you've got your table how you like it, save it as a .png graphic (you can capture a screenshot if you need to), and then include the graphic. That way the table will be "fixed" even as your text flows.

 

Orren

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That's true. I have one table in The Winged Horse. It is set as a table in InDesign. Storyist displayed it fine, but the e-book export trashed it (not Storyist only, let me hasten to add). I reset the table as vertical centered columns for the e-book version.

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M

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