MacMost Now 172: Creating Tables and Lists in TextEdit

TextEdit is one of the most underrated pieces of software that comes with your Mac. Learn how to use it to create rich text tables and lists.

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 172: Creating Tables and Lists in TextEdit”

    Mike Moller
    8 years ago

    Thanks for the video Gary. I have a question regarding setting tables. I have a table of 160 rows set up in text edit and want to add more rows but cannot find a way to do it. Can you help or is there a maximum number of rows that can be used? Thanks
    Mike

      8 years ago

      Select something in the table. Choose Format, Table. This brings up an inspector window. Change the number of rows there.

        Mike Moller
        8 years ago

        Thanks Gary, worked a treat!
        Mike

    Nate W
    8 years ago

    table isn’t there in format/text/ and i’m freaking out cuz i need a table!

      8 years ago

      Maybe you are working on a Plain Text document? Use Format, Make Rich Text.

    Evariste M
    8 years ago

    Hi Gary that was amazing, i was expecting to buy Microsoft Office but you tutorial really helps. Thankx

    Derek
    8 years ago

    That’s odd, I can’t get more than 25 rows in my tables, no matter what I do. Instead I have to create multiple 25 row sets and manually line each one up if any changes are made. It’s a real tedious task. This doesn’t make sense to me as to why I can’t create 180 rows in a table. Anyone know if there is a way?

    NATHAN THUMA
    7 years ago

    Is there a way to insert a row, like in an alphabetized list? And to delete a row from the list without a gap, or do I have to go back to Microsoft Word for these delicate functions?

      7 years ago

      For a table? It is tough — probably best to use a tool like Word (or Pages, or Numbers) for something like that.

    Ola
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, how do i write 10 to the power of 7 on text edit???

      7 years ago

      Type 107. Select the 7, change it to a smaller font size. Then, with it still selected, choose Font, Format, Baseline, Superscript.

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