Create and edit tables

Learn how to add and remove rows and columns, and how to format your table and cells.

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Written by Stephanie Leong
Updated over a week ago

Add a table

  1. Click the grid-shaped icon in the editor toolbar.

  2. Specify how many columns and rows you want to start with.

Now, click anywhere on the table to select it, then click any cell to start entering text — once you see the blinking cursor, you can start typing. Alternatively, double-click any cell you want to type in.

Import CSV and Google Sheets data to create a table

  1. Click on the chart menu and go to Import a CSV or Google Sheets.

  2. Import your file.

  3. Select the data range in the import editor.

  4. In the setup section on your right, click on the menu, scroll down, and select the Table option.

Tip: If you only want to select specific columns or rows, select a range including all this data and create the table. Then remove rows and columns that you don’t need.

Add and remove rows and columns

To add additional rows, simply hover over the left part of the selected table and click the + icon. To add columns, hover over the top part of the selected table. Additionally, you can add rows and columns by changing the number associated with the number of rows and columns in the inline editor.

In case you got a bit overzealous and added too many rows or columns, you can:

  1. Hover over the row numbers or column letters.

  2. Click the trash bin icon.

Format tables and cells

There are multiple editing options in the Design panel to make your tables pop.

  • Toggle on Header and you’ll see four different header variations. You can also add a light color shade to every other row to make data easier to read if you toggle on Alternating rows.

  • If you toggle on Borders you’ll be able to customize the color of the borders.

  • You can reduce the Opacity of the table and make it completely invisible.

You can also style individual cells or any selection of cells. Click on any cell or drag to select multiple cells. Then, change the text color, styling, alignment, or background color in the inline editor or the Design panel.

To revert your table or cells to the current slide style, click the Reset cell style button at the bottom of the Design panel.

Tip: Hold the Shift key and click to select neighboring cells or Command (or Ctrl on Windows) to select any cell combination.

If you'd like to resize rows or columns, you can either do so manually or you can tidy them up with the click of a button. To use our tidy feature, select a column or row header, or a batch of cells and click the Tidy button in the inline editor (or from the Design panel) to distribute cells evenly. You can also press Space, just like you would when tidying other blocks.

It's not currently possible to merge cells directly in Pitch. You can vote for this feature and others on our feature request board.

In order to resize a row or a column manually, select your table and hover over the line separating a column or row. You can then drag it to resize.

💡 You can copy and paste tables directly from Google Sheets (or other spreadsheet tools like Excel) to create or update your tables. If you paste table data into a blank slide a table will automatically be created for you. Or, you can update an existing table by selecting it and pasting in your data from Excel.

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