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Hour 18. Creating Custom Views > Adding and Changing the Columns in the Table

Adding and Changing the Columns in the Table

After typing a name for the table, the next step is to define the table contents by working in the Table area of the dialog box. The layout in this area is the reverse of the way the table is displayed on the screen: Each row in the table definition defines a column for onscreen display. For each box-row/screen-column, you must specify a field from the list of available Project fields. Other areas in the table definition are given default values by Project.

To Do: Completing the Table Definition Area

To define the table you began creating in the preceding exercise, follow these steps:

1.
Click on a row in the Field Name column.

2.
Select a Project Field Name from the in-cell drop-down list. You can type the field name instead, but your typing must match a Project field name exactly; you cannot move the cursor away from the cell until it does.

3.
Data in table columns is displayed right-justified by default. Move to the Align Data column and use the in-cell drop-down list to choose left or center justification instead.

4.
Table columns have a width of 10 characters by default. Move to the Width column and use the in-cell spinner arrows to choose any width between 0 (the column is hidden) and 128 maximum.

5.
The title that appears onscreen at the top of the table column is the field name itself. If you want to label the column something else, move to the Title cell and type the desired label.

6.
Titles are displayed center-justified by default. Move to the Align Title column and use the in-cell drop-down list to choose left or right justification instead.

7.
Use the row-editing features to rearrange the field rows. You can Cut, Copy, Paste, Insert, and Delete rows as you build the table. You can always return to the table definition later to make more row adjustments.

8.
Repeat steps 1 through 7 for each row in the Field Name column to finish building and modifying the table.


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