Miro tables enable you to structure all of your board content in a matter of seconds.
Use tables to:
- create visual tables with widgets and text to organize your board content
- create templates for repeatable processes that look sleek and are easy to edit
Drag the widget icon from Apps to your toolbar to access tables quickly.
Adding tables to toolbar
To add a table to the board, choose it in the Apps or toolbar and click the board in the needed place or drag.
Adding a table to the board
You can choose the size of your table right from the toolbar. The maximum number of cells for a table is 2,500.
Selecting the table size
Interacting with the table
Click once to select the entire table.
Click a second time to select a single cell, or click and drag to select multiple cells.
Click a third time to edit the text of a cell, or double click a cell to edit.
Interacting with the table
Move or resize tables
To move the table, click once to select the entire table and drag it around the board.
Moving a table around the board
To resize the table, click once to select the entire table and then drag the corner.
Resizing a table
Table context menu
To open the table context menu, click once anywhere on the table.
Opening the table context menu
Within the table's context menu there are many useful features that can help you customize your tables.
|Add row or column|
|Delete row or column|
|Set cell color and opacity|
|Set border color for table|
|Change text size|
|Change text style|
|Change text color|
|Change text alignment|
|Choose vertical or horizontal text|
Add content to a table - a sticky note, shape, card, or image. Just drag it over the table using the auto-resize feature.
It's not possible to add other tables inside a table.
Adding content using the auto-resize feature
The auto-resize feature is enabled by default. To turn it off click Cell resize > Manual on the context menu or press Ctrl/Cmd when dragging objects onto the table. To turn it on again click Cell resize > Auto.
Auto and manual cell resize
⚠️ Content within tables can't be locked or grouped. You can't use the align objects button on the context menu or the auto-layout option within tables.
Columns and rows
✏️ If you cannot select a column/row/cell, make sure to enable the select mode and try to zoom in. Small cells cannot be edited at a high zoom level.
There are several options to add columns and rows to your table:
- By clicking the plus button on the navigation toolbar
Adding columns and rows
- By clicking the plus icons near the table
Adding columns and rows
- By clicking the plus icon next to three dots that pop up against a column/row
Adding a row to a table
Drag and drop the three dots of rows and columns to change their position in your table.
Moving columns and rows
To change the color of a column or a row, select it by clicking the three dots and choose the color on the drop-down menu.
Changing the color of a row
You can also change the color of a particular cell or the whole table.
Changing the color of a particular cell and the whole table
To change a column/row's width, drag its border (make sure to enable the select mode).
Changing the size of a row
To resize all rows or columns at once, select the entire table and drag the borders.
Resizing all columns and rows
To delete a column or a row, click the three dots and choose the trash icon on the context menu.
Deleting a column from a table
To merge cells, select them by dragging the selection field and choose Merge cells on the menu. You can unmerge cells at any moment.
Merging and unmerging cells in a table
Working with text
To add text, click a cell and start typing. To change existing text, double-click the cell. Change the size, color, and position of the text. You can also create a bulleted list by clicking the button Add list.
To add vertical text to tables, choose the vertical text position on the context menu.
Vertical text alignment
You can change the formatting of the whole table, row, or column.
Changing the formatting of the whole table
✏️ Every cell has a limit of 6,000 symbols. The limit includes spaces and all style changes in code, so text formatting may decrease the number of symbols you can input.
✏️ To insert a link into the text, select the text and press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Cmd + V (for Mac).
💡 Speed up your work by using the shortcuts:
- Ctrl + B (for Windows) or Cmd + B (for Mac) to make text bold
- Ctrl + I (for Windows) or Cmd + I (for Mac) to make text italic
- Ctrl + U (for Windows) or Cmd + U (for Mac) to underline text
- Arrows to move between cells (for Mac)
Importing from Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets to Miro table
To export content from a spreadsheet as a table to a Miro board:
- Copy cells from the spreadsheet.
- Open your board and press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Cmd + V (for Mac).
- You can paste the content as sticky notes or as a table. Select Paste as table on the pop-up, and the content will be immediately exported in a Miro table. When copying tables with more than 2,500 cells, columns will be given priority over rows.
You can also copy cells in your spreadsheet, select a cell in your existing Miro table, and press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Cmd + V (for Mac). The content from the spreadsheet will be copied to the table.
Copying from a spreadsheet to Miro tables
Exporting your table
You can export tables as a CSV file by choosing the option on the context menu. To select the entire table, click its border. You can also export it as an image or PDF - learn more about Miro export here.
The option to export tables to CSV
Frequently asked questions
Can I copy cells from one table to another?
- Yes, select the cells, use the shortcut Ctrl + C (for Windows) or Cmd + C (for Mac) to copy the cells, select a cell in another table, and use Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Cmd + V (for Mac) to paste the content.
✏️ To copy the whole table, select it by clicking the border, click three dots on the context menu, and select Copy (or copy using the shortcuts above).
Can I change the border color of my table?
- Yes, select the table and choose the color on the context menu.
Changing the border color
Can I change the style of the table name?
- No, you can only modify text within your table.