Congratulations to Ken, and the rest of the team at Boston College, for taking their “LibGuides @ BC” system live this week.
It really is amazing how much they have achieved in only a few weeks time, and I’m sure the best is yet to come!
If you looking for an excellent example of what the LibGuides system is capable of, I highly recommend that you explore what BC has created at http://libguides.bc.edu.
You can also find Ken’s original announcement, as well as his “rocket” image, at http://commtopics.blogspot.com/2007/08/weve-launched-libguides-bc.html.
It has always been possible to use tables within a Rich-Text box if you know how to hand-code HTML – a decidedly “Web 1.0” skillset. To make this easier for the WYSIWYG crowd, we have added a new “insert table” button to the rich-text editor in LibGuides. Here are the simple steps to insert tables into your boxes:
1) Click the new “insert table” button to open the table properties popup window:
2) In the new window, choose how many rows and columns of data you would like to have in your table. This should be very familar if you have ever inserted a table into a Word document. You can also choose how your table is displayed, by changing the border, padding, and more:
3) Click the “Insert” button to add an empty table to the text editor window. As expected, you can type your text right into the table cells:
4) Click the “Save Changes” button, and your table will be saved to your box: