Help with Wiki tables!

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I am totally lost at making the tables. I've read all the articles, experimented a bit myself. I may just have to accept that, hey, I can't do tables! lol!


Does anyone have extra time on their hands that would be willing to make this into a table?

I do have something like a table on the page (, but I was hoping it to have lines to make it a bit easier to follow. Thanks so much for reading!
in WikiTree Help by E Childs G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
I tweaked the Civil War page

For lines, add border=1 after the {|

Then you need to add cellpadding, or the text touches the lines.

I also put in a blank line for the sort buttons, which I think looks neater, but it's totally optional.
In Google Docs, I use an Add on called WikiTable Works.  It turns a spreadsheet into a Wikitable.  Then I change the heading.  There are also lots of free spreadsheet to wikitable converts online, which you can find doing a search using those terms. Then if you read through various table help pages, you can learn to tweak the basics.
Thank you so much!

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+5 votes
Best answer
Try this app

All you do is copy your excel table into it, then press do it

It writes the code.   Copy and paste it into the bio box or page you want to use a table on.  

Thanks to Magnus Slago for creating it!
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (670k points)
selected by E Childs
Thank you - I appreciate it! :)

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