Using Expanded Tables mode for easier table editing
Expanded Tables mode temporarily adds cell padding and spacing to all tables in a document and increases the tables borders to make editing easier. This mode enables you to select items in tables or precisely place the insertion point.
For example, you might expand a table to place the insertion point to the left or right of an image, without inadvertently selecting the image or table cell.
Once you make your selection or place the insertion point, you should return to the Standard mode of Design view to make your edits. Some visual operations, such as resizing, will not give expected results in Expanded Tables mode.
To switch into Expanded Tables mode:
- If you are working in Code view, select View > Design or View > Code and Design.
You cannot switch to Expanded Tables mode in Code view.
- Do one of the following:
- Select View > Table Mode > Expanded Tables Mode.
- In the Layout category of the Insert bar, click the Expanded Tables Mode button.
A bar labeled Expanded Tables Mode appears across the top of the Document window. Dreamweaver adds cell padding and spacing to all tables on the page and increases the tables borders.
To switch out of Expanded Tables mode, do one of the following:
- Click Exit in the bar labeled Expanded Tables Mode at the top of the Document window.
- Select View > Table Mode > Standard Mode.
- In the Layout category of the Insert bar, click the Standard Mode button.
Dreamweaver returns to Standard mode.