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Using tables in journal entries

Tables are a useful tool for organizing data in your journal entries. This article will guide you through inserting, customizing, and understanding the limitations of tables in Diarly, as well as managing markdown-formatted tables.

Quickly add tables with slash commands

To quickly insert a table, Diarly offers slash commands. Just type /insert table in your entry to instantly add a table, eliminating the need for navigating through menus. For details on slash commands, visit the slash commands guide.

Customize your table

After adding a table, you can customize it via the app's menu to fit your needs:

  • Toggle Header: Makes the first row serve as a distinct header.
  • Add Row Before/After: Inserts new rows before or after the selected row.
  • Add Column Before/After: Adds new columns to the left or right of the chosen column.
  • Delete Row: Removes an unwanted row.
  • Delete Table: Erases the table from your entry.

📚 Note: Adding columns offers "before" and "after" options for flexible placement.

Table limitations

When using tables in Diarly, consider these limitations:

  • Unable to insert images in table cells.
  • Resizing columns or rows directly is not supported.

Import markdown tables

You can import markdown-formatted tables into your entries. This is handy for adding tables created outside of Diarly. Just copy and paste the markdown table into your entry.

Markdown table example:

| Item         | Description           | Quantity |
| Notebook     | Leather-bound journal | 1        |
| Pen          | Fine-tip, black ink   | 2        |