Tables are neatly alignes rows and colums of shapes. Breakdown Notes offers support to make and alter tables quickly.
A table is a bunch of shapes aligned into colums and shapes. Each shape in a table, let's call it a cell, behaves almost like most other shapes in Breakdown Notes. Difference for a cell-shape, is that moving or resizing it, will also move and resize part the table, so its columns and rows stay aligned.
Of course tables are great as a permament layout. You might however also use it temporary on a couple of shapes to prevent these shapes from overlapping while resizing or repositioning the top one. See the video for a small demo.
To make a table, first click the map and open the Table menu. In the menu choose the number of rows and columns, and the cell size Next click the button labeled "Make". You can also make a table from the contextmenu if you right click the map.
Any cell (that's a shape in the table) can be styled and can have paragraphs. A cell can also be made "sticky" so other shapes placed on top this cell move with it.
You can add or delete rows from the contextmenu: right click one of the cells while holding shift or control (some browsers will work with control, others with shift). There's also options to copy style of a particular row or column onto another row or column.
You can make multiple tables per map. And while you can make them as big as you like, recommended maximum size for each table is
about 100 cells (though this is also dependend on how speedy your computer is). Bigger tables will not make the experience
of moving part of the table enjoyable.
Also, there is no harm in making a table that's just one row or one column.
You can move each cell in a table. Other cells in the table will also be repositioned. (any cell in the same or lower row and any cell in the same or more left column). The same happens when you resize a cell in the table.
You can move the whole table by simply dragging the top left cell to a new position.
If you wish, you can move or resize a cell individiually by holding shift while dragging or resizing the cell. When you drag a cell beyond the next row or column onto another cell, the cells will swap place automatically.
You can also resize or move multiple cells at once. Group cells by clicking them while holding control. Then just resize or move one in the group. If you are resizing, it works best to always use the top-left cell in the group: otherwise your mouse cursor might not keep up with the resize button.
You can remove individual cells. (If you want to remove a whole row or column, do use the buttons from the context menu (by right clicking)). After that, you can resize neighbouring cells to cover the empty space. Do keep in mind that Breakdown Notes does not recognize these enlarged cells, so it might swap a cell to overlap your enlarged cell.
You can remove the table, (without removing the cells), from the contextmenu. This will make all cells individual / regular shapes.
You can make a table from existing rectangles (and only rectangles: not any other shape) if there is no overlap between the rectangles. To do this, group the rectangles you want in the table, and then right click the map and push the 'Table from group' button.
If you want to move a bunch of tables, right now, you will have to move them one at a time. Grouping multiple tables will not have the desired effect.