In RoboHelp for HTML, you can create tables to organize complex data in a simplified format. You can organize various elements in a table, segregate them using different colors, or draw patterns for easy identification of different elements in a group.
Table styles allow you to choose different formats for tables. Styles can define header rows and columns, first or last rows, repeatable groups of rows or columns, margins within cells, and so on. Using Table properties, you can set margins in a table, define width and height of various cells and select different table styles. In addition to using the predefined table styles in RoboHelp for HTML, you can create your own table styles to display for different kinds of data. For example, you can have simple tables showing salary components or tables displaying the sum of salary components, tax deductions including tax saving investments. You can have some global table styles, which can be used across multiple topics.
You can import tables from FrameMaker and Word documents and map their table styles to RoboHelp table styles or retain the original styles from other formats.
You can add text in tables. You can add cross-references, images, hypertext links to the content in a table. You can apply conditional build tags to rows or columns to hide or show them in certain outputs. For example, you can have a table describing features for each of the RoboHelp outputs. You can apply a conditional build tag on each column listing the features for the specific output and display only if you generate that output.
Support for topic TOCs and breadcrumbs in Tables make them more useful for displaying content in an organized and user-friendly fashion.