Tables

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linkHow do I create a table in Amplenote?

To insert a table, use the corresponding button in the formatting toolbar, either on web or mobile:



Upon creation, your table will only have one cell. To insert additional columns or rows, place your cursor inside the cell and check out the formatting bar again:



Adding a new column will append it to the right of the current cell and adding a new row will insert it below the current one:



linkTable manipulation using the keyboard

Key

Any cell

First row

Last row

Cell range selection

Tab

Move cursor a cell to the right

If on the last column, insert new column to the right

If on the last column, insert new row below


Shift-Tab

Move cursor a cell to the left




Enter

Move cursor a cell below


If on an empty row, delete it and exit the table;

Otherwise, insert new row below.


Backspace

If in an empty cell, move cursor a cell to the left;

If in the first cell on an empty row, delete the row



The 1st Backspace will clear the cell contents;

The 2nd will clear cell formatting;

The 3rd will remove the row/column if an entire row/column is selected.

Cmd-Shift-Up and Down (MacOS)

Cltr-Shift-Up and Down (Windows)

Move the current row up or down inside the table




Cmd-Ctrl-Shift-Left and Right (MacOS)

Ctrl-Shift-Left and Right (Windows)

Move the current column left or right inside the table





linkSelecting cell ranges

You can select multiple cells using one of the following options:

Shift-Arrow-keys, for example Shift-Down to select the current cell and the cell below it.

The mouse cursor, by clicking and dragging over your desired selection


Once you have a cell range selection, you can perform the following options:

Remove cell contents, formatting, or entire rows/columns using Backspace (check out Table manipulation using the keyboard);

Copy cell information or paste new content inside the cell selection.


💡 Note that you can reorder rows and columns from inside any cell, without selecting the whole range.



linkInserting media and other types of formatting inside tables

Tables support all of the usual formatting options for the contents of a cell:


Bold / italics / strikethrough / highlighting / inline code

Bullet lists

With sub-bullets

Numbered lists too

Sub-items

Images with captions and alignment

Code blocks


To insert any of the supported types of content, simply use the formatting bar just as you would do outside of a table ✨.


linkAdvanced formatting: pasting from Google Sheets

Tables are even more powerful behind the scenes! To unlock extra formatting features, use software such as Google Sheets to paste tables into Amplenote and preserve all of the following extra styling (as of October 25th, 2022):

Text color

Cell background color

Text alignment


Cell background color

Text alignment

Text color

Text and BG color


In addition to the unsupported styling mentioned above, pasting from Google Sheets also preserves Amplenote-supported options such as text formatting and images.


link📌 Use cases for tables

As of the end of October 2022, the plan for the next iteration of tables is to support formulas! After that patch, tables will be considerably more powerful in Amplenote and will support advanced use cases such as Budget Planning, Expense Tracking, Workout Tracking, etc.


For now, consider using tables for:

Organizing large sets of related data, such as company employees, inventory, concert set lists, etc.


linkUse case: Creating an Index of your Amplenote notebook

👋 This section will be added soon!




linkUse case: Visualizing daily habits

👋 This section will also be added soon!