Resizing Excel Tables in Robohelp

Community Beginner ,
Aug 07, 2015 Aug 07, 2015

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We are using RH10, and for some time, we have been trying to convert Excel tables in Robohelp, but it seems that RH will not adjust the size of the table to fit on the page. Even when we update the table size properties to 75%, RH does not respond. It also does not respond when we try to manually adjust the table size. The table remains too wide to fit on the page, which causes users to have to scroll across to find the information they need.

What is the most effective way to make Excel spreadsheets resizable, and editable inside of Robohelp?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 10, 2015 Aug 10, 2015

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HTML tables don't work quite the same way as Excel tables, so you might not be able to get everything on the screen if you have more than 6 or 7 columns with fairly minimal data.

One of the big tricks is that cells won't wrap if you have long strings without spaces, for example a URL or long API name. The column will be as wide as the longest unwrappable string in that column.

You may also need to check the HTML code, to see if Excel has left any code that might be affecting the table layout.

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Aug 12, 2015 Aug 12, 2015

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Thanks for your response!  What we have noticed is that if we take the table from Excel,and Paste it into Word...and then copy it from Word into Robohelp, it looks much better. Still, the table is far too wide, and will not edit, no matter what we try. I will go into the HTML and see if your solution works. I'll let you know. Thanks again!

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Aug 12, 2015 Aug 12, 2015

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Another thing to try if you haven't already is to right-click on the table and selecte AutoFit > AutoFit to Window and see if that helps.

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Sep 22, 2015 Sep 22, 2015

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Thanks for your response! I'll try that and post it up here if it works.

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