Table BBCode in MacRumors

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  1. bokkow macrumors regular

    bokkow

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    First of all, thank you for this great platform.

    @ActionableMango and I are setting up a thread where the models of CPU's are listed which are compatibly with the several iterations Mac Pro's. It would be really convenient to maintain and give an instant overview if this list can be put in a table.

    I've been trying over the past couple of days to set up a table like I am used to with BB Code but whatever I come up with, it does not translate to a table, just plain text (even with switching to BB Code Editor), the result is something like this:

    This is a header cellThis is a header cell
    This is a left aligned cellThis is a centre aligned cell
    This is a right aligned cellLeft aligned
    Centre alignedRight aligned
    Is there a way to implement a table? We can go ahead and put up with printscreens of the tables but next to that being an ugly solution; we cannot edit it easily (what I'm sure will be needed), it is not searchable (google/macrumors find), and it gets scaled depending on what type of screen people are viewing it on.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    Hi

    Looks like we can with a simple add on. Will get it uploaded soon.
     
  3. bokkow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, great! That was not the response I was expecting and this fast :)
    Thanks!

    I made use of this website to convert Excel spreadsheet to BB Code, if you want to know:
    http://theenemy.dk/table/
    The result is a bit different than above, for example:

    This is a header
    this is a cellthis is a cell
    this is a cellthis is a cell
    (regular BB Code table)
     
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    [TABLE]
    [TR][TH]This is a header cell[/TH][TH]This is a header cell[/TH][/TR]
    [TR1][TD]This is a left aligned cell[/TD][TD1]This is a centre aligned cell[/TD1][/TR1]
    [TR2][TD2]This is a right aligned cell[/TD2][TD]Left aligned[/TD][/TR2]
    [TR1][TD1]Centre aligned[/TD1][TD2]Right aligned[/TD2][/TR1]
    [/TABLE]



    This is a header cellThis is a header cell
    This is a left aligned cellThis is a centre aligned cell
    This is a right aligned cellLeft aligned
    Centre alignedRight aligned
    Looks like the alignment isn't working, and the header could be distinct.
     
  6. bokkow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome!! Thanks, that's perfect :)

    @ the post under that:
    Well, that's just tweaking a bit perhaps? I'm happy for the table possibility already haha
     
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    ya, we'll get the styles right, but it works for now.
     
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    Great! And so fast! I'm gonna try a bit and see what I can get out of this :)
    Thanks again!
     
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    @bokkow

    There's a container tag too, btw. If the table is big:

    The [CONTAINER] BB Code is for wrapping large tables in so they don't break out of the parent div on narrow widths.
     
  11. bokkow, Feb 7, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016

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    Hmmm, ok, going to try it out and see what the result will be.

    Edit:

    Ah ok, I see what you mean, yes that is convenient for long tables indeed. The tables we are aiming at are not that long that it would be inconvenient to scroll through
     

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