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How to insert tabular data in a post?

MichelHMichelH New
edited August 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I'm new to Vanilla, it looked like a really nice, fast and customizable forum so I installed it on my own server. Now I'm afraid I'm already struggling with it, as I want to insert a table with some data into a post.

The default editor has no options and only seems to allow plain text. The WYSIWYG editor plugin which was included by default gives me a lot more options, but I don't want to give full HTML editing/posting capabilities. I figured something like BBcode should be fine, but when searching for how to do that I can only find the NBCC plugin, which "Adapts The New BBCode Parser to work with Vanilla". Does this mean I also have to get The New BBCode Parser and install it?

If someone could help me getting tabular data in posts without much hassle, that would be awesome. Thank you!


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    KasperKasper Scholar of the Bits Copenhagen Vanilla Staff
    edited August 2012

    It's pretty straight-forward:

    Apples 44%
    Bananas 23%
    Oranges 13%
    Other 10%

    Kasper Kronborg Isager (kasperisager) | Freelance Developer @Vanilla | Hit me up: Google Mail or Vanilla Mail | Find me on GitHub

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited August 2012

    I recall not all of the table tag commands in the old vanilla didn't work

    if you want to create tabular info it is ofter easier
    create a table in word or notepad or whatever.

    put a tab between columns not spaces.

    then cut and paste into the forum

    and surround it by &ltpre> tags

    Apples      44%
    Bananas     23%
    Oranges     13%
    Other       10%

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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