Tables can help you present relationships between data, like rankings or averages for example. Chorus has a built-in table tool that is optimized for accessibility and various screen sizes.
CSVs are a popular spreadsheet format; Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets spreadsheets can all be saved as a CSV. Keep in mind that links and text formatting will not be retained in a CSV. If your table requires formatting, we recommend importing from Google Sheets.
Add a table
To add a new table:
- In the toolbar, select Insert > Table.
- Select New table. Like sidebars, tables are saved for use in future stories.
- If you’re using Google Sheets, make sure the share settings allow anyone with the link to view, edit, or comment.
- Upload your table from a CSV or paste in a Google Sheets URL.
- Add a title. This will display for audiences, and make the table easier to find in the future.
- Add captions and credits. Captions make tables more accessible for people using screen readers, so consider including them whenever possible.
- Expand the Advanced menu to add sort and search options, and control how many rows of the table are displayed by default.
- Select Insert table.
You’ll see an excerpt of the table in the story editor with up to five rows of data. The full table will be visible on the Preview screen.
Update a table
To update a table that has already been added to a story:
- Select the table and hit Edit.
- From here, you can adjust the table caption, credit, and advanced settings.
- If you’ve made changes to the data in your Google Sheet, hit Refresh to bring in these changes. If you’ve made changes to your CSV file, save them and reupload the file.
- Hit Update table.
- Head to the Finalize screen.
- Hit Publish changes.
Like images and sidebars, tables are shared across a community so you can reuse them in several stories. If you update a table, the changes will appear on every story where it’s used after caching expires.