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wiki page -- create link in table cell

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lgale Calculating status...
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Jul 15, 2010 8:06 AM
Is there a way to configure the wikiserver so that there are more options within the interface for editing a table on a page? With our current configuration there is no way to add a link within a table cell unless you edit the html. On all previous wikis I've used (such as PBWorks) I've set up tables and invited users to fill in content, including links. I really need this to work on the new wikiserver before I decide to migrate content.
Macbook (2008), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • graham.holland Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2010 2:46 AM (in response to lgale)
    I noticed this too. Frustrating!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Helge Tjelta Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 6:43 AM (in response to graham.holland)
    I would like Link in tables too!!!

    8x2.26, MacPro4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jasonklein Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2010 10:04 AM (in response to Helge Tjelta)
    It is very frustrating that links cannot be added within a table in wikis created when running Apple's Wiki & Blog services. Please fix... For users checking this discussion out who agree, please add your thoughts at:

    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Dave Glogowski Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2011 6:41 AM (in response to lgale)
    I love the simplicity of Apple's wiki; however, some very basic functions - like adding links and inserting files (attachments) within tables - should be available. Additionally, I would like a little more formatting functionality such as sizing and positioning within a page.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • fastfret Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:34 PM (in response to lgale)

    There's a simple work-around to disable Apple's table editor:


    1. Create a table the way you normally would and add content
    2. Switch to HTML mode (the "<>" icon)
    3. Find this code: <table class="data __useTableEditor">
    4. Change it to: <table class="data">
    5. Switch back to normal mode


    You can now do anything you want within the table without the table editor popping up.

  • Colin Cannell Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to lgale)

    I know this thread is old, but there is an easier way to get formatting into tables in 10.6 Wiki. Click on or near the right edge of the table in the Wiki editor view (not the table editor view). If you've done it right, rather than popping up the table editor, you should see draggable vertices appear around the table and an insertion point blinking near where you clicked. You can now use the arrow keys to navigate around the table to the entry you want to add the link or image or attachment to.


    Sometimes it helps to first place a few characters in the cell you want to format. As long as you don't click on the table or anywhere in the text field, you can continue to edit the formatting. So for example, to add bold text, you would navigate to the correct cell using the arrow keys, delete the existing text, select Bold in the toolbar, and then enter the text you want in bold.


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