Meet Miro tables – a new widget that enables you to structure all of your board content in a matter of seconds.
In this article:
- Getting started
- Navigation toolbar usage
- Adding content
- Columns and swimlanes
- Merging cells
- Working with text
- Importing from Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets to Miro tables
- Exporting your table
- Frequently asked questions
Use table 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.
⚠️ Please make sure you're using the correct Navigation mode
Drag the widget icon from Apps to your toolbar to access Table quickly.
Adding table to toolbar
To add a table to the board, choose it in the Apps or Toolbar and click the board in the needed place.
Adding a table to the board
You can choose the necessary size of the table right on the toolbar.
⚠️ The maximum selected table size is 15x15. You will be able to add more rows and columns. The maximum number of columns in a table is 50.
Selecting the table size
To move your table, select it by clicking its border and drag.
Moving a table
Navigation toolbar usage
There are many useful features that can help you to perform your task on tables. Here is the description of each function:
|Add row or column|
|Delete row or column|
|Set cell color and opacity|
|Set border color for table|
|Change font size|
|Change font style|
|Change text color|
|Change text alignment|
Add any content to a table - a sticky note, shape, card, or image. Working with the content, you can easily drag it over the table using the auto-resize feature.
Adding content using the auto-resize feature
The auto-resize feature is enabled by default. To turn it off click Cell resize > Manual when needed or using shortcut Ctrl/Cmd. To turn it on again click Cell resize > Auto.
Changing auto cell resize to manual resize
Columns and swimlanes
✏️ If you cannot select a column/swimlane/cell, please 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 swimlanes to your table - by clicking the plus button on the navigation toolbar.
Adding columns and swimlanes
By clicking the plus icons near the table.
Adding columns and swimlanes
Or by clicking the plus icon next to three dots that pop up against a column/swimlane:
Adding a swimlane on the top of a table
Drag and drop the three dots of swimlanes and columns to change their position in your table.
Moving columns and swimlanes
To change the color of a column or a swimlane, select it by clicking the three dots and choose the color on the drop-down menu.
Changing the swimlane color
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/swimlane's width, drag its border (make sure to enable the select mode).
Changing the size of a swimlane
To delete a column or a swimlane, 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 table
Working with text
To add the text, you need to click the cell and start typing. You can change the size, color, and position of the text. You can also create a bulleted list by clicking the button Add list.
You can also change the formatting of the whole table 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.
💡 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
- Option + arrows to move between cells (for Mac)
- Alt + arrows to move between cells (for Windows)
Table text hotkeys
Importing from Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets to Miro table
Copy cells in your Microsoft Excel document or Google Spreadsheets, select a cell in your 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. 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.
- 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.