Edit a table

Edit a table
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Edit a table

The table editor allows you to customize the look and feel of your table. You can customize many aspects of your tables, as outlined below.

Note: Table editing on iOS and Android is only available on versions 10.6+.

Insert rows/columns

  • Mac

    Hover over the gray dot between the rows or columns where you'd like to insert, then click the blue plus (+).

  • Windows

    Hover over the gray dot between the rows or columns where you'd like to insert, then click the blue plus (+).

  • iOS

    Tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row where you'd like to insert, then tap the blue plus (+). Alternatively, tap in a table cell, tap the Insert button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select an insert option.

  • Android

    Tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row where you'd like to insert, then tap the blue plus (+). Alternatively, tap in a table cell, tap the Insert button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select an insert option.

  • Web

    Hover over the gray dot between the rows or columns where you'd like to insert, then click the blue plus (+).

Delete rows/columns

  • Mac

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose to delete the selected row or column.

  • Windows

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose to delete the selected row or column.

  • iOS

    Tap on a cell in the row or column you want to delete, tap the Delete button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a delete option.

  • Android

    Tap on a cell in the row or column you want to delete, tap the Delete button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a delete option.

  • Web

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose to delete the selected row or column.

Drag and drop rows/columns

Note: Drag and drop is not supported on mobile devices.

  • Mac

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, then click and hold to drag the row or column. Release your mouse to drop the row or column in a new location in the table.

  • Windows

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, then click and hold to drag the row or column. Release your mouse to drop the row or column in a new location in the table.

  • Web

    Click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, then click and hold to drag the row or column. Release your mouse to drop the row or column in a new location in the table.

Change cell color

  • Mac

    To change the color of an entire row or column, click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose a color. To change the color of a single cell, click inside the cell, click the arrow button, then choose a color.

  • Windows

    To change the color of an entire row or column, click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose a color. To change the color of a single cell, click inside the cell, click the arrow button, then choose a color.

  • iOS

    To change the color of an entire row or column, tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, tap the color fill button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a color. To change the color of a single cell, tap inside the cell, tap the color fill button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a color.

  • Android

    To change the color of an entire row or column, tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, tap the color fill button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a color. To change the color of a single cell, tap inside the cell, tap the color fill button in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select a color.

  • Web

    To change the color of an entire row or column, click the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then choose a color from the Color Background section. To change the color of a single cell, click inside the cell, click the arrow button, then choose a color.

Merge and unmerge cells

  • Mac

    To merge cells, select multiple adjacent cells, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then click Merge Cells. To unmerge cells, click on a merged cell, click the arrow button, then click Unmerge Cells.

  • Windows

    To merge cells, select multiple adjacent cells, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then click Merge Cells. To unmerge cells, click on a merged cell, click the arrow button, then click Unmerge Cells.

  • iOS

    To merge cells, tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, tap the three dots in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select Merge cells. To unmerge cells, tap on a merged cell, tap the three dots in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select Unmerge cells.

  • Android

    To merge cells, tap the gray tab at the top of the column or to the left of the row, tap the three dots in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select Merge cells. To unmerge cells, tap on a merged cell, tap the three dots in the Table tab of the editing toolbar, then select Unmerge cells.

  • Web

    To merge cells, select multiple adjacent cells, click the arrow button in any of the selected cells, then click Merge Cells. To unmerge cells, click on a merged cell, click the arrow button, then click Unmerge Cells.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I insert formulas or other spreadsheet functions into my table?

No. Tables in Evernote are optimized for the display, presentation, and visualization of information. Tables in Evernote are not optimized for manipulating data. If you use a spreadsheet program outside of Evernote, you can add the file to your note to keep it in context with the rest of your notes.

Can I put a table inside of another table?

No. Nested tables are not supported.

Can I select multiple columns and multiple rows?

Yes, but only using a keyboard and mouse. To select multiple cells, click on a cell, hold the Shift key on your keyboard, then select any additional cells. On mobile/tablet devices that are not connected to a keyboard or mouse, you will not be able to select multiple columns or rows.

Why don’t I see my entire table in the note window?

If a table extends beyond the width of a note, you will see a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the table. Drag along the scrollbar to see the table contents. The scrollbar allows you to keep all table formatting, including column sizes, without having to squeeze everything into the width of your note.

You can easily scroll horizontally by scrolling sideways on your mouse (Mac mouse), swiping left or right with two fingers (Mac trackpad), or holding the Shift key on your keyboard while scrolling with your mouse (Windows).

If you prefer to eliminate the horizontal scrolling altogether, select all the columns in the table, hover over a cell, click the table menu button (arrow), then click Match Note Width.

Why does my pasted table look different than expected?

Tables created in other applications (with the exception of those created in Microsoft Word and Excel) and pasted into Evernote won’t automatically be formatted like an Evernote table. You can upgrade the pasted table to look like an Evernote table by right-clicking on the table and selecting Upgrade Table.

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