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How to insert a table in gmail?

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How to insert a table in gmail? JerryPing 10/11/10 10:53 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:

It seems gmail doesn't support tables when composing a mail. Anyone has any ideas?

Thanks.



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Re: How to insert a table in gmail? radine3d 10/12/10 1:43 AM
Hi, yes...you can insert tables.
You must have the Create a Document Lab enabled.
Sign in to your account> Settings> Labs> Create a Document (enabled).
This will create a link seen at the right column of the screen when you open a mail.
Click on this link> Insert> Table.
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? ken.bucheit 10/30/10 8:06 AM
I don't know what link I am looking for in the right column. Please clarify. 
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? sgaskill 10/30/10 6:08 PM
well your instructions allowed me to create a new document in which i was able to create a table, but i wanted to insert the table into my gmail message
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? radine3d 11/1/10 4:22 AM
@ken: tho ways to open os create or open a document at Gmail:

1-  When you open a mail from the Inbox, click on the Create sa document link, at the right side of the screen.
2-  Optionally you may click on the Documents link, at the top of page (located together with Orkut, Gmail, Calendar...

@sgaskill:

Open the table you want to copy and click on Edit> Select all> type Ctrl C to copy. Open the email you want to insert the table, click on the body of the message and type Ctrl V, to paste.

(Ctrl C keyboard shortcut must be typed simultaneously, also Ctrl V).
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? wild1952 11/11/10 6:26 AM
@radine3d
Which browser are you seeing this 'Create a document' LINK?   I've just followed the instructions, I've got

Gmail Calendar Documents Reader Web more

at the top left, and

email address Settings | Help | Sign out

at the top right.

AH the penny drops!!!  

"1-  When you open a mail from the Inbox, click on the Create a document link, at the right side of the screen."

But we really need to see this when we click on the 'Compose Mail' button, and have the mail compose mail window visible.  Who wants to 'create a document' when they have just opened a message to read (yeah, ok, you might want to send one in a reply.) 

But I still think the Thunderbird functionality would be useful.  It's not rocket science to include 'add a table' or 'add a rule/horizontal line' when you've got all those colours, fonts, font sizes and so on. 
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? radine3d 11/11/10 9:57 AM
I'm currently using FF...Seeing these links.

Orkut Gmail Calendar Documents Web more

The sames links will be seen at IE7 and Chrome, I'm sure.
If you don't see them like I do...might be because you're using some unsupported browser.
(At least it could be one of possible reasons).


Re: How to insert a table in gmail? Cayas 12/3/10 8:56 AM
I agree with Wild1952 in regard to "thunderbird functionality" and also think it would be nice to be able to insert a real table in the mail directly from the "mail bar". 

Just spent some time trying to insert a table in gmail that also included empty cells that would allow the recipients to reply some of my questions. For this mail's purpose it would really make a difference in terms of getting a better overview and not feeling overwhelmed by  bullets and bullets of questions. This is an issue I have experienced often when I have to repeat questions within different categories.

Would be great if you could amend this :) 

Thanks in advance!
Re: How to insert a table in gmail? RandyWRapin 1/11/11 10:04 AM
To insert a table into a Google Gmail using document publish.    This works for me.  I have Google Apps.  1) Create Google Spread Sheet and remove freeze frame.  2) Publish to web.  3) Control C the table on web.   4)  Control P in email.