Tables allow you to organize and visually display data. Paste content directly into cells and style them exactly how you want.
To add a table to a Lucidchart document, you will first need to enable the Tables shape library. To do so, open the shape manager by clicking “+ Shapes” in the top left of the editor or by pressing "M" on your keypad. Search for "Tables," then check the box next to the Tables shape library to pin it to your toolbox.
You can then add a table to your canvas by dragging it our of the toolbox and dropping it onto the canvas.
To select an individual cell in your table, select the table and then click on the cell. A dashed border will appear around the cell.
To select a row of your table, hover your cursor just outside the table to the left of the row. The cursor will turn into an arrow; click to select the row.
To select a column of your table, hover your cursor just above the column. It will turn into an arrow; click to select the row.
To select multiple cells, hold down Shift and click the first cell and last cell of a range. Hold down Ctrl (Command) to select multiple cells that are not next to each other. Tip: When cells are selected, you can simply press Backspace or Delete keys and all content will be removed. You can also right-click on any cell and choose to clear an entire row or column. This will also delete any text styling applied to cells.
To add content to your table manually, double-click into a cell and type. You can use tab to navigate to the next cell.
Add Content by Copy/Pasting a Spreadsheet
To add content from a spreadsheet, follow these steps:
- Highlight the desired data in an existing spreadsheet and copy it.
- Select a cell of your Lucidchart table. This is where the top-left cell of your copied data will go.
- To paste, press CTRL+V (or Command+V for Mac). Right clicking and selecting paste will not work.
You can adjust your table's dimensions by toggling the "Columns" and "Rows" properties in the advanced shape bar that will appear at the top of the editor whenever a table is selected.
Insert columns/rows by clicking on the corresponding icons. Note: Increasing the count field for rows will add a new row and change the height of the table. Increasing the count field for columns will add a new column, but preserve the width of the table. Using the Advanced Shape Menu buttons to insert a new column will change the width of the table.
Change Row/Column Width/Height: Hover over the border of a column or row and cursor will change to a double headed arrow. Click and drag the border in or out. Resize the entire table by clicking and dragging one of the corners of the table.
Note: As you increase row size, the table size will increase. As you change column size, the table size will stay the same. This means that other column sizes may change.
- Add/remove column or row borders by clicking on the borders dropdown and selecting the corresponding option.
- Break up your rows/columns with vertical or horizontal striping by clicking on the corresponding icon, and adjust the colors of the stripes using the palettes to the right.
- Merge/unmerge cells by selecting the cells you want to merge and then clicking the corresponding icon.
Text: Select a cell or multiple cells to change the font and make text bolded, italicized, or underlined.
Striping: In the Advanced Shape Menu, find the “Striping” option and select rows or columns. Change the colors of your striping to suit your preferences.
Borders: In the Advanced Shape Menu, click “Borders” then select the option that best suits your data.
Color: Select a cell (or multiple cells), then use the Properties bar to modify the fill color and line color.