MURAL’s tables let you add, merge, and remove columns and rows, as well as format the table design. Plus, you can add content like sticky notes, links, images, and more.

Note: Tables are currently in public beta and are subject to testing and defects. MURAL provides tables warranty-free, on an as-is and as-available basis. MURAL isn’t liable for any losses that may result from public beta.


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Add a table

You can easily add a table to your canvas. Then, you can add or remove columns and rows as well as format the table to your liking.

To add a table:

  1. Click the Table icon in the left sidebar menu.

  2. Click and drag the table onto your canvas.


Delete a table

There are two ways to delete a table: with the context menu or with the Delete key.

To delete your table:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the table.

  2. Select Delete table from the context menu.

Or, click the table’s border to select the table. Then, press the Delete key.

Note: To undo a deletion, right-click anywhere on the canvas and select Undo from the context menu. Or, press Command + Z (Mac) or Control + Z (Windows).


Add or remove rows and columns

There are two ways to handle adding or removing rows and columns: the quick-add buttons, and the context menu.

Add or remove rows

You can add a row at the bottom of your table. Or, you can insert a new row between existing rows.

To quick-add a row to the bottom of your table:

  1. Hover your mouse near the bottom of the table’s border.

  2. Click the + (plus) icon at the bottom of the table to add a new row.

Here's a GIF showing the use of the quick-add plus sign to add a new row:

To quick-add a row in between other rows:

  1. Hover just to the left of the table.

  2. Click the + (plus) icon where you want to add a new row.

To add a row (in between other rows) using the context menu:

  1. Right-click in the table where you want to add your row.

  2. Select Insert row above or Insert row below from the context menu.

To delete a row using the context menu:

  1. Right-click in the row you want to delete.

  2. Select Delete row from the context menu.

Add or remove columns

You can easily add a blank column to the right of your table. Or, you can insert a new column between existing columns.

To quick-add a column to the right of your table:

  1. Hover your mouse near the right of the table’s border.

  2. Click the + (plus) icon to the right of the table to add a new column.

To quick-add a column in between other columns:

  1. Hover just above the top of the table.

  2. Click the + (plus) icon where you want to add a new column.

To add a column using the context menu:

  1. Right-click in the table where you want to add your column.

  2. Select Insert column left or Insert column right from the context menu.

To delete a column using the context menu:

  1. Right-click in the column you want to delete.

  2. Select Delete column from the context menu.


Select a table

When you click inside of a table, the cell you clicked on gets highlighted. If you double-click directly on a table’s cell, MURAL opens that cell for you to add text. So, what if you want to select the entire table? Easy.

To select the entire table, click the table's border. You can click the outer border, or any of the border lines within the table.

Here's a GIF showing how to select a table:

From there, you can easily move your table or use the toolbar to make changes to it.


Move a table

Now that you know how to select a table, how do you move the table to another part of the canvas? You'll use the toolbar's Move function.

To move the entire table:

  1. Click the table’s border to select the table.

  2. Hold the Move icon in the toolbar while dragging the table to its new location.


Select an entire row or column

Before you change a row or column's color or formatting, you must first select the row or column you want. You can do this by clicking a row's handle or the column's handle to select that row or column.

Select a row

You'll find a row's handle by hovering just to the left of the table next to the row you want to select. Click the handle (the rectangle with 6 dots) to select the row:

Select a column

You'll find a column's handle by hovering just above the table above the column you want to select. Click the handle (the rectangle with 6 dots) to select the column:

To select multiple cells, hold Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) and click each of the cells you want. Or, click the table border to select the entire table.


Format your table design

You can change the background color of cells, change the color of text, and even change the color of the table’s border and lines.

To change the color of a cell:

  1. Click the cell you want to change the color of.

    To select multiple cells, hold Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) and click each of the cells you want. Or, click the table border to select the entire table.

  2. Click the Background color icon.

  3. Select the background color you want for the cell.

To change the color of the table’s border:

  1. Click the border of the table to select the entire table.

  2. Click the Border color icon.

  3. Select the color you want for the border.

    Note that this changes the color of the outer border as well as the border for the individual cells.

Pro tip: You can use the skills you’ve just learned to create a header row! Resize the header row, change the row’s color, and even bold the text!


Resize rows and columns

Resizing rows and columns is the same intuitive user experience you’re likely accustomed to with digital tables. You can easily resize:

  • The entire table.

  • All rows.

  • All columns.

  • A single row.

  • A single column.

To resize the entire table:

  1. Click the border of the table to select the entire table.

  2. Click and drag any of the four corners of the table.

    1. Drag in to make the table smaller.

    2. Drag out to make the table bigger.

To resize all rows evenly:

  1. Click the border of the table to select the entire table.

  2. Click and drag the top or bottom border of the table.

    1. Drag away from the table (up from the top border, down from the bottom border) to make the rows taller.

    2. Drag inward toward the table (down from the top border, up from the bottom border) to make the rows shorter.

To resize one column or row: Simply click and drag the row or column line until it’s the size you want!


Add content to your table

Table cells can contain both text and visual content.

To add text to your table: Just click or double-click on a cell and start typing! To edit existing table text, double-click in the cell again to select and change your text.

There are a few ways to add sticky notes to your table:

  • Click a cell and click the Add sticky note icon from the format menu.

  • Right-click a cell and select Add sticky note from the context menu.

  • Drag and drop a sticky note from the left sidebar menu into the table.

  • Use the shortcut Option + double-click (Mac) or Alt + double-click (Windows).

Visual content like connectors, images, shapes, icons, and more can be dragged and dropped into the table as well to help bring your table to life!


Merge and unmerge cells with content

When two adjacent cells are selected, they can be merged together.

Note: If you’re merging two cells that both have text, only the text in the left-most cell of the table will be kept after the merge.

To merge table cells:

  1. Hold Shift and select the cells you want to merge.

  2. Click the Merge Cells icon in the toolbar.

To unmerge table cells:

  1. Select the cell you want to unmerge.

  2. Click the Unmerge Cells icon in the toolbar.

We want your feedback on tables! What did you like? What’s missing? Please send an email with your feedback to tablesbeta@mural.co.

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