Often we want to customize the look of tables. Perhaps you need to show the counts below the bars of a visualization. Perhaps you need a table to conform to brand guidelines. Whatever it is, you can easily align and format a reference table in Displayr.

There are a few different ways to create basic tables in Displayr. By using our new Autofit option (which you can find in the Object Inspector of the Insert > Enter Table feature), you can customize nearly all aspects of formatting, such as fonts, borders, colors, spacing, and alignment.

Making a custom format table

The below assumes you have a table already made. From here, you will hook it up to an object that becomes a new table that you can format.

  1. Click Insert > Enter Table. This creates a new empty object on the screen.
  2. With the new empty object selected, in the Object Inspector to the right, under Inputs > DATA SOURCE, specify the original (unformatted) table
  3. Check Inputs > OUTPUT > Autofit (as per the picture above)
  4. Use the Format tab to customize the options

The Displayr Object Inspector

Aligning a table to a visualization

A common situation is that you want to resize your table so the columns align with a visualization. So rather than having the original table underneath, you can use the formatted table to align underneath.

In the example above, I removed the x-axis labels by unchecking the box at Format > COLUMN HEADER > Show column headers. I also manually set the column widths under Format > COLUMN HEADER > Column widths.