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Using Evernote Web.  Want to make a template table and then insert it repeatedly into various individual notes.  I found the tutorial on making and using templates.  Good.  However, all of the tutorials and how-to's say that when I click on the Grid icon for a table, I'm supposed to see a menu option for Table Properties.  I'm not seeing that either with a left or right click.  I get only a drop down visual that lets me select a few choices of rows and columns (not many) and no ability to adjust the width of the columns.

What am I missing?  Thank you.

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As near as I can see, using EN web, I can only select how many columns and rows to put in the table.  I would like, at minimum, to specify different widths for particular columns.

I must be missing something because this is such a simple, basic part of any table function.

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11 hours ago, llewellen said:

I must be missing something

Not necessarily - until recently Tables weren't available at all from the note menu.  Has to be said that despite upgrades to the Evernote editor and various new features,  it is a very basic editor,  and tables aren't exactly flexible if they're required for sharing or data entry.  I got into the habit of creating tables with colours / cells / styles in Word and copy/ pasting them into my notes,  which always seems the best way to get a workable template.  If you're looking at data entry,  then a link to an attached spreadsheet may perform better,  or for presentations I prefer to use a JPG or PDF of the table for more control over the formatting.

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This is one thing that has surprised me greatly about EN.  Every word processor and lots of other apps have at least some rudimentary, on board table functionality.  I'm not referring to anything as exotic as Calc or Excel.  I agree one can just link in EN to one of those apps as needed.  I mean just a basic way to lay out data in a table format - customize column and row sizes, fonts and background colors, etc.

Several months ago, I migrated out of the Microsoft world into Linux.  I had been using Onenote very extensively and always thought of it as an active work space or desktop.  I get the impression, perhaps wrongly as a newcomer, that the conceptual emphasis in EN is more as a highly searchable repository.

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12 minutes ago, llewellen said:

I get the impression, perhaps wrongly as a newcomer, that the conceptual emphasis in EN is more as a highly searchable repository.

That's absolutely rightly,  I'd say.  There aren't many frills,  Evernote concentrates on being a remarkably good way to file and find 'stuff'.

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Yay!  This morning, while troubled by this problem on my Legacy Desktop version, I discovered a solution!

Simply switch to the Web (Windows 10) version.  On the web version,  you can now pop out to full screen your note  (containing  the pesky table where the column width was not easily editable) and simply drag the vertical lines to the width you want.  

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Yes, I was using the horizontal scroll on the desktop version, but it required going all the way to the bottom of the table to just view all the columns to the right. (And I still could not adjust the column width).

So switching to the Web version when I'm working with larger tables, for any more than a few minutes, ends up being more convenient for me.

I "think" I saw or heard someplace (but I might have dreamt it) that the new changes will allow us to seamlessly view and edit files in Google Sheets in real time?  I haven't tried it, but that would be the optimum wouldn't it?


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