This command can be executed from the Editor Toolbar

 

Table -- This command opens the Insert Table dialog box to design a professional Formatted Table for organizing text and data into rows, columns and cells. Tables are for displaying organized data in your section.

 

Click below to learn more about the available actions:

 

Icon Indicating StopSpecsIntact Tables are only available in SpecsIntact v4.3.0.xxx.  Before you begin using SpecsIntact Tables it is recommended everyone working on the project use the latest version of SpecsIntact that supports the Formatted Tables.

 

Other features available from the Insert cascading menu once the Formatted Table has been created provides the capability to insert rows or columns above or below the selected cell.

Example of a New Table:

 

Tips and Tricks for Working with SpecsIntact Formatted Tables:

 

Icon Indicating Helpful HintBefore you begin editing a new Formatted Table it is important to understand how they function. SpecsIntact Formatted Tables are a unique breed specifically designed for the SpecsIntact Editor. There are several menu items available while working in tables, either by choosing the Table drop down menu or taking advantage of the right-click menus.  In order to make editing Formatted Tables easier, v4.5.1 and newer will only display tags while in the Edit Mode even if the tags display is turned on.

 

Icon Indicating CautionCaution: In order to save edits in Formatted Tables, the cursor must be in another cell (outside of the one being edited) or outside the table.  

Icon Indicating CautionCaution: Placing text or brackets on the same line as formatted tables will cause display issues.

 

Tailoring Options can be applied to an entire table and the tailoring tag must be on the same line as the new Formatted Tables (TAB) tag. Tailoring within a table becomes more complicated when adding or removing Tailoring Options since there is no way to tailor an entire row or column. In order to apply Tailoring, the data within the cells are tailored individually. When using the Tailoring Options tool to remove these options, blank rows or cells will remain, therefore they must be manually deleted by the individual editing the Section.

 

Icon Indicating Helpful HintInserting Brackets within a Formatted Tables is more complex than it was with the old Unformatted Tables. The complexity exists when an entire row or rows need to be bracketed.

 

One option can be applied by separating a Table into smaller sets of tables, then add the brackets just before the beginning <TAB> tag and just after the </TAB> tag. An illustration of this method can be found in UFGS Section 26 32 15.00 10 entitled DIESEL-GENERATOR SET STATIONARY 100-2500 KW, WITH AUXILIARIES.

 

Another way is to consider keeping the data that would be surrounded by brackets in one cell, then place the brackets around that information, and carry the technique across each cell in that row. This way, if the bracketed option is removed all of the cells contents would also be removed. When the contents are removed from those cells using the Bracket Replacement feature, the row will also need to be deleted. An illustration of this method can be found in UFGS Section 26 32 15.00 10 entitled DIESEL-GENERATOR SET STATIONARY 100-2500 KW, WITH AUXILIARIES.

 

Icon Indicating Important Information To NoteSpecsIntact will continue to support older style tables (using TBL tags) indefinitely.