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Using Static Data Tables in Posts

UPDATE: We’ve improved functionality on tables for reporters and readers. See the updated documentation. You can still use this tutorial for small graphics, if you choose, but the newer solution might save you some time.


StateImpact bloggers will occasionally need to include basic data tables in posts. Here’s a simple method that doesn’t involve too much code.

First, structure your data in Microsoft Excel or Google Docs so its rows and columns appear as you want them in the post. Copy the data:

Open this converter, which changes your copied text to HTML. Paste your data in the form. Notice that tabs are used to denote columns in text copied from the spreadsheet:

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