|left aligned|centered|right aligned|
|row 1|row 1|row 1|
|row 2|row 2|row 2|
|row 3|row 3|row 3|
|left aligned||centered||right aligned|
|row 1||row 1||row 1|
|row 2||row 2||row 2|
|row 3||row 3||row 3|
note: remember to leave a blank line before your table. Otherwise the system will not recognize it as a table, and it will not format it as a table.
ps. you can get fancy and add in pictures, and links to other resources. Also add colors to your tables. i.e.
What a great use of color Lambbaaa !
It is wonderful to see your skills.
Thank you Linda for all the great contributions you make to our language learning community.
You, especially, are SUPER welcome. I am glad to see you showing your colors :D
This is great news !
I hope perhaps you may use it to produce some inspirational explanations on how to learn a language !
I like being subtle yet fancy with my color choice. Thanks for the update, DaKanga! You amaze me, truly.
Hi daKanga! Can you do me a favor? I was wondering if you could post a discussion that links to all of your GUIDEs?
Thank you Algarve11 !
And indeed - this is a very key reference guide for me.
And from there, it also will link out to other guides.
It is always something I am continuously working on. Trying to improve and keep posts up to date, and also so that they are relevant and can be linked to by a network of ways.
Sadly I do not have a master reference of all my posts.
Perhaps one day I will. Though what is much more important is that people find the information that is useful for them. For their language learning, and for resources that empower them to be effective in this language learning community. For the purposes of their language learning, and for those that wish - for them to create language learning resources.
I find there is not one resource or way of explaining things that is best for all people. I like to empower people to find and engage with language learning, for their benefit, and the benefit of others.
I like to also see and thrive in a community vibrant with voices. Here I see my role as a support person for others.
You are very supportive and we all appreciate it. Thanks a lot for making these guides, they're invaluable.
ummm thank you Algarve11 <3
I do hope these things also empower you.
Also, don't forget to check out "Related Discussions" - located to the right of many discussions on the Web interface.
It is a formatting tool. A very powerful tool when you want to explain things, and more importantly, when you want to understand things.
When people want to explain concepts, it can be very powerful to be able to use a table to do this.
I will try to drop back with some examples of this - and perhaps - I will try to do this with Spanish language, that I see is one on your list.
Tables though, from the point of view learning, it is very powerful.
Thanks for this great question Devan234259.
ok - I can not find any quick reference to Spanish, so you will have to use your intellect to understand this French table:
|Description||the - definite||a/an - indefinite||(some) - Partitive|
|In front of a vowel or a mute h||l'||un/une||de l'|
|masculine||feminine||Before a vowel or mute h||plural||English|
I hope to return at another time with a Spanish one.
Or more so I hope someone else will.
One advantage of using table formatting code in your post is that everything inside your table becomes selectable. You can also export the whole table to other programs like Microsoft Excel.
Using images to represent tables is second option. Images can be exported too but individual content in tables are not selectable. There are ways to export individual content in pictures but usually this is not needed.
Also worth noting that for people who use screenreaders, properly formatted tables are readable, whereas images are not!
Which way you prefer, using images or code? I think I have to test both first because editing tables in Excel offers more style choices. Sharing a screenshot from Excel is also easy.
When we support others around us to be strong, we also make ourselves, as a community strong.
It is also one of the prime reasons why I am a contributor and supporter of this amazing community of amazing minds.
Thank you for being a part of this.
I ... I am in love with spreadsheets - such as Excel.
This is great power, a great language to be able to communicate in.
If you can use Excel, and explain by using spreadsheets to format things, especially like tables, you are sharing strong magic. Great Power.
Please do so.
Thank you for your personal reply! It's very unique opportunity to get such warm and welcoming messages from other great users here.
I also have learned many of my interaction skills, and continue to study under tutor-age and independent observation and review, from great and inspiring people.
This also includes and is not limited to : Usagiboy7 , Jrikhal and Lrtward.
It is also one of the reasons I covert my ability to be a GA.
I give you some lingots because I was looking for this for a long time.
making this post.
What am I doing wrong here?
You need to add a header to what you have posted.
Sorry I am tiered, and I think I can not explain this tonight in a simple way.
Edit : ok - here I gooooo :
note: please remember to leave A BLANK LINE above where your table is. Otherwise the system will not recognize it as a table, and your table will not be correctly formatted.
Copy and paste this - what is highlighted in yellow.
And choose to edit the comment above, and save your edit.
This should give:
Is there an easy to use tool to write formatted text like this and post it here?
No because Markdown is not completely supported. See my comment here to generate Markdown tables.
What a good question Stergi3.
You can use spreadsheets to assist in creating and also editing tables.
For some of the more complicated tables I use, I manage them by using a spreadsheet.
Currently I have to much work on for this week, and so I will put this in my to do pile to return to I hope next week,
to hop by here and show you examples of how to do this.
If others also know how to do this, please do beat me to this task.
Occasionally I just Google "duolingo html" to remind myself how to italicize or post links.
|I | Never | knew| |I | could | set | | a | table| though|
I wish there was a preview mode though.
See? That's why we need a preview mode. I did something wrong. |left aligned|centered|right aligned| |:-|:|-:| | Pipe | Separated | Stuff |
So what am I doing wrong???
Dear yetanothername you had a tiny mishap with your formatting - you're missing a colon and hyphen in the middle of your middle layer ;)
And thank you amazing 04Amanita for responding.
You however do not need to include : (colons) in your formatting. It is only if you wish to control where the column is centered.
So you can have:
|column 1||column 2||column 3|
Code used to create the table above:
|column 1|column 2|column 3|
| Pipe | Separated | Stuff |
What is important is to leave a blank line before you start your table.
You will notice though that currently the default is that the headers are "centered" And that the content is left aligned.
Also, sending a big thank you for this great question yetanothername .
You are WONDERFUL 04Amanita !
Thank you for all you do in your valued and valuable contributions to this language learning community !