Aug 04, 2017
Hi, is it possible to have tables show in a Rise module?
It looks like there's no way to create a table in Rise, but I've been working around it by creating tables in another program (ppt, illustrator, etc) and inserting as an image file.
Great suggestion, Rachel!
Andy, take a Peek at my colleague Justin's demonstration on how to insert a table in Rise using an image block. I hope that helps!
Unfortunately, if you make the table content an image it is no longer accessible to a screen reader. Alt Tag would probably be too long.
I've seen only a handful of requests for tables in Rise - but we recently introduced them in Storyline, and the ability to insert a Storyline course into a Rise lesson. So perhaps that method would work for you?
I haven't seen a lot of mention about tables and accessibility though, so it's always a good idea to share with our Product team here. 😁
Hi Alyssa and Ashley
The editor that you have implemented has the functionality to use tables: https://www.froala.com/wysiwyg-editor
Could you please follow-up with the dev team to make the extra (relevant) functionality available, including the table option. I will message them as well, this should be quick to implement though.
We've evaluated the table feature built into the third-party text editor you mentioned and found some issues that would be showstoppers for our customers, particularly given our need to be responsive on every device. It's something we'll consider again in the future, and we appreciate you sending us your thoughts!
I'd certainly appreciate it if tables were added to Rise.
Adding tables as an image is fine in some circumstances but having the ability to add them natively would speed up development by removing the need to use third party software, something that would be welcomed by many I'm sure.
As would I. The course I'm working on right now needed several tables that included links within the cells. I'm going to have to set it up as a list instead which may be fine but very unwieldy when you've got six tables with 8+ rows in each.
You may also want to look at using Storyline to create your table, and then use a Storyline block in Rise.
This is a possible solution but the behaviour of SL blocks on mobile devices, i.e. having to click a play button to view them, isn't ideal. Plus the content of the SL block isn't responsive.
If we could add a simple HTML table that would be the ideal situation. Even if it scrolled on overflow as described here: https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_table_responsive.asp
Thanks for that example, David. We'll keep you posted, and as Justin mentioned we'll definitely consider it again!
The Storyline block inserted into Rise is blurry and makes reading the words in the table difficult. That's too bad it's not crisp like the regular content in Rise. I've submitted a support ticket with this and another example of blurry content with Storyline blocks. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I have used Google Sheets to insert tables with an IFrame. This requires a little bit of tweaking of the column length to remove the horizontal scroll bar, if you are using a limited number of columns (see attachment for an example). This seems to work okay, it looks fine on a desktop and a tablet in landscape mode, however it still has limitations depending on screen size, and it does not look as impressive with a smartphone as the scroll-bar takes up a section of the IFrame screen space.
For tables in an image, or trying to improve to clarity of images with text, In Photoshop I modify the image width to 1000px, then I change the canvas width to 1200px, which adds white space to on the sides of the image (attached example). The canvas width can be adjusted depending on what size you would like the image to be.
It would however be preferable if Rise did allow for fine tuning of the display size of the image.
No Tables - that's a big problem for me, I work with scientific content and table are a big part of my life... Taking a picture is a very poor solution as changes to the content will mean changes multiple things to correct the content.
I would need tables as well. Seems like a basic functionality for presenting information to me.
Is there any update?
Hi Denis and Daniel,
I appreciate you chiming in as well, and I can pass that along to the team, as we haven't added tables into Rise yet. We're always interested to know what other features and tools you'd like to see added, so please keep the ideas coming!
Have you looked into the method shared by Bridgewater to use a Google sheet embed, or using a Storyline block (Storyline has an option to create tables)?
Me too please. I have technical data which needs to be displayed as data and updated easily. Thank you!
Me too please. A table in a text editor would be much helpful.
Happy to see more users requesting this feature as I think it would be a very useful addition to Rise. I've had to create numerous tables as images since I last posted on this subject and the workflow for that is far from ideal.
Adding my vote here - easy adding of tables in Rise is very much desired! Would love to see a block for this.
Chiming in on my support for tables as a native addition into Rise. The key consideration for me is accessibility. If a table is inserted as a picture, that information is not available to screen readers - that is particularly troublesome if the information presented in the table is available exclusively as a picture. One other workaround I have found is to include the picture as a convenient view of the data for the majority of readers and then include an accessible version of the table as an Attachment block. Of course, this is not ideal as users with accessibility requirements would need to download the document in order to view the content, breaking the flow of their experience.
Thanks for this suggestion. Going to try it out. I really like the embed feature and this looks like it could work well.
UPDATE: This worked really well for me. I created an HTML file with a table and stored it to my media server and then embedded the html file in an iframe. Worked like a charm. I'd show you but Rise is down!
Yes please, tables are vital for my team as well!