Course Information

OmniUpdate Training Tools

Tables Workshop

  • Watch a short video demonstration on the OU table tools.
  • Quick demonstration - Academic Calendar
  • Why use a table?
    • Layout
    • Emphasis
    • Data, such as schedules
  • Copying from examples
  • Building from scratch
    • Setup
    • Formatting
    • Styles
  • Updating Tables
  • Copying from Word and Excel
  • Keep it as simple as possible
Files for Training

Links to Examples for Training
Copying from examples
Use for Training Exercise


Table Properties: Insert/Modify Table
  • Cols
  • Rows
  • Cellpadding: (buffer in cell between border and text or image)
  • Cellspacing: The width of the cell border line
  • Width: Always start with 100%
  • Alignment
  • Border: For visible border, set border to 1.
  • Class: Select Table 1 for grey border or one of the De Anza border colors
  • Summary: Describe reason for a data table
  • Border and Background color: Selection will affect entire table.
  • Use the Row or Cell properties tools to add color to rows or individual cells.
  • See color palette color #s for De Anza colors.
Setting Alignments - Table vs. Cell

Think about your alignments ahead of time - Table vs. current cell vs. current cells in row vs. all cells.



Accessible Data Table - Required

Set headers for table cell columns and rows

Table Summary  > Insert/Edit Table > General Tab

  • Include a brief description of the table

    Ex: Winter 2012 Academic calendar with dates and deadlines and links to more information


Table Cell Properties 
  • Cell Type: Select Header
  • Scope: Row and/or Column



De Anza Color Pallette


Color Pallette


Example of an Inaccessible Table

Please note: Health Technology/Phlebotomy Information Meetings immediately precede these MLT information meetings, 5-6:30 p.m., room S-74

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Room S73

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Room S73

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Room S73


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Table General Tab

Table Advance Tab

Table Cell Advanced

OmniUpdate Training Tools
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Last Updated: 2/1/12