Can I create a "table" in SiteBuilder?

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Many of our customers have requested that we develop a tool within the SiteBuilder program which allows designers to create tables in order to keep text rows and columns easily aligned. We continuously send those requests to our development team but we do not know yet when this feature will be available.

Below are the steps for creating an html table using a free 3rd party software package but doesn't require any advanced html knowledge.

I hope this helps everyone!

Mike
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1. Go to http://www.seamonkey-project.org and install the SeaMonkey program.



2. After installing the SeaMonkey program locate the desktop icon and open the program. The icon will look like this:


3. From the SeaMonkey menu, click Window>Composer. This will open up the page where you will build the table.



4. Click the “Table” icon on the menu.



5. Select the number of rows and columns you wish to have in your table.
If you wish to not display the cell frames of the table on the site then change the border to “0” pixels. Leave the page width set to 100%. Then click the “OK” button to return to the edit screen where you can enter text into your table.



6. If you wish to edit the font style, or table cell colors, you can use the Format button.



7. When your table is complete, click the
"html Source" tab at the bottom of the page.



8. Select all of the code as shown located in the “body” section, and copy it to your clipboard.



9. Open the Homestead SiteBuilder program and choose which page you wish to display your table.

10. From the SiteBuilder menu click, Insert>More>HTML. A box will appear asking you to enter your html snippet. Delete the words “your html snippet” and past the code from SeaMonkey into this box, which will look like this:



11. Click the OK button to return to the edit screen, and position the HTML box on the page where you wish for your table to appear.

12. You can now Save, Preview, and Publish the page to view your table!!!
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I figured this puppy out!!!!!!! I am NOT a techy type so this will be easy. And if you are a bit more advanced than me, then maybe you'll modify these instructors to get super fancy and totally love life! :-)

1 - Create your graph on page by itself in microsoft word
2 - "Save as" webpage
3 - Go open the webpage you just saved and right click your graph
4 - Click on "view page source"
5 - Copy the entire HTML code that pops up
6 - Go to homestead and "insert" HTML code. Past it in. BAM!!!!
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good answer Mike F!
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Thanks! And as Simone2581 mentioned above the process is almost exactly the same using Word (or Excel). I just used the SeaMonkey program as an example since it's a free download. When possible I always try to find a workaround if there's something SiteBuilder can't do. Thanks again!

Mike
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I want to build a nice grid table with something like MS Publisher 2010, save it as an HTML webpage, then upload it using the file manager for use on my site. I suppose Homestead would need that to be in .XPF format, so then I could go in and add links and other functionality. Problem is Homestead doesn't recognize my HTML pages/files so I cannot manipulate them or link to them from other pages. Is there a way to convert HTML pages or other formats INTO .XPF?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I can't make pages outside Homestead and import them as .XPF.
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I am not sure if anyone has responded to you on this, but here it goes. You can upload html files from the file manager in Sitebuilder and they will work just fine. XPF is the Sitebuilder format for pages created in Sitebuilder, but they are converted to HTML upon publishing. Unfortunately, there is no conversion from HTML to XPF.

What this means is that you can upload an HTML page made in any software to your site, you just can't edit that page in Sitebuilder.

Thanks

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Problem with price list lining up.


I have a list with prices across on the right hand side. They look fairly straight in Sitebuilder but, not when I publish.
http://niagaraweddingplanner.homestea...

How can I line them up better and easily ?
Thanks
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You could create a table using one of the methods above, or put the prices in a separate text box.
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Thanks - will try table method - tried separate text box before and when items were added, they never lined up with the description on the left hand side :(
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If you have Excel on your PC, you can use it instead of downloading SeaMonkey. Both programs will do a good job of making nice clean tables..
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Does Homestead support a table command.


I'd like to set up a table with name - phone # - etc. organized in separate columns like a spreadsheet or the table command in Word.
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If you are familiar with HTML, you should be able to do that as well.

Drew
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There are several ways, but the best is to create an html table. You can use the steps above, or manually code it. This site may help also. http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_ta...

Some people even create the table in Excel, then save it as a web page, then paste the html code into a Sitebuilder page.

Another option is to create the table in Excel. then take a screenshot and save it as an image file, then just import the image. This method would not be recommended if the text is important for search results though.

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Plug in for Tables or some other easy solution.


Has Homestead created an easy solution for adding tables to our websites.  I see wordpress has made this easy by allowing a plug-in.  I'd hate to have to move there just because Homestead makes it difficult to add tables to my site.  I don't want to have to learn HTML for this.
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Gene7939
,  We don't offer any plug-n per se, but there are several ways to do this without learning html.  You can follow the steps above using a free program called SeaMonkey, or if you have Excel on your computer, you can create the table in Excel, save it as a web page, then copy and paste the source code in the same manner as explained above.

Mike