Insert table

Abstract submission

Depending on the organiser's requirements, you can add one or more tables to your abstract text. Optionally, a predefined number of characters will be deducted for each table, regardless of its size - please check the guidelines.

Inserting a table is done in several steps.

Note: For more complex tables it may be useful to insert them as an image file.

Step 1: Open the table editor

In the My Abstracts > Content tab, click the Add Table button in the right sidebar.


If the button is deactivated, you have reached the maximum number of allowed tables.

Step 2: Create table

In the Create Table form, define the name and table layout:


  • Table shortcut: Your table shortcut is inserted in the editor as a placeholder for the table, e.g. TAB01. In the preview, the placeholder is then replaced by the table.

  • Table description: Legend or short description of the table. Depending on the configuration, this field can be a mandatory field.

  • Select the number of columns and rows

  • Select a table layout

design-table_en.jpgSave your entries with Create table and edit content.

Step 3: Fill the table cells with content.

fill-table_en.jpgSave your entries with Save table contents.

After saving you automatically return to the "Content" page.


The sidebar now shows how many tables are available. A warning triangle indicates which tables have not yet been inserted into the text. Inserted tables are marked with a green checkmark.

Step 4: Insert the table into your text

Place your mouse pointer at the position in the text field where the table is to be inserted.

Select the table icon directly above the text field and mark the image to be inserted in the dialogue that opens. Confirm your selection with Ok.

insert_table_en.jpgIn the text editor, your table shortcut is enclosed in hash-signs, e.g. #TBL:1#. This is how the system recognises that it is a placeholder.

placeholder-table_en.jpgYou can position the placeholder elsewhere with "cut" (Ctrl + X) and "paste" (Ctrl + V).

Save your entries with Save or - if you do not want to make any further changes - with Save & proceed.

Open the "Preview" to check the inserted table.

This article belongs to Insert Text.

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