Archive for August 31, 2007

Blast Off @ Boston College

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

You can also find Ken’s original announcement, as well as his “rocket” image, at

Adding Tables to a Rich-Text Box

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: