Using tables in emails

Overview

When composing a message, you may want to include tables from external sources to Front. This article outlines current compatibility with imported tables and what you are able to edit in Front.


Table features

What you can do

  • Copy and paste a table into your composer window
  • Add or delete rows and columns
  • Change column size 
  • Select multiple cells

Example table pasted into Front:

What you cannot do

  • Create a table directly from Front
  • Style the table such as borders, background, etc.
  • Merge or split cells

How tables paste into Front

Depending what program you are using to create tables, pasting a table into a Front email will look different. Below you will see the differences between Numbers, Microsoft Excel, and Google Sheets.

Numbers

All formatting created in Numbers will copy over into Front. You do not need to add gridlines.

Excel

All formatting will be removed from a table created in Excel. Your content will appear in a table, but style and gridlines will be stripped.

Google Sheets

All formatting created in Google Sheets will copy over into Front. You will need to add gridlines in Google Sheets in order for them to appear in Front.

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  • HI there,
    I've tried this with both Google Sheets and Excel and all formatting is lost, including tabs/spacing.

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  • Ah - I just found the preferences setting with 'do not preserve formatting'. All fixed :)

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