I'm in the midst of converting some old WinHelp files to
HTMLHelp format. All the files have topics with the same
Part of the conversion is making the tables look "prettier,"
so we've got a new table formatting scheme all set up in a template
Problem is, I can copy the new table and its formatting into
my RoboHelp WYSIWYG editor...but to transfer the DATA from the old
tables, I have to cut and paste each cell's data individually; I
can't just select the old table (and its data) "en masse" and paste
the data into the new snazzy table. Since the tables have three
columns and up to 30 rows, it can get pretty tedious cutting and
pasting each cell's data into its corresponding cell in the new
Is there any way to make this process quicker? Ideally, I'd
love to just reduce the process to steps:
1) Copy a blank version of the new, prettier table into
2) Cut the data out of the old table.
3) Paste the data into the new table.
Hi Dave and welcome to the forums. I underwent a similar
exercise awhile back and can commiserate with you. However the best
way I found was to create a custom table in RH's gallery. You can
then create a table using the gallery and do exactly what you want.
How to do this is described in Rick Stone's excellent Tips and
Tricks file which you can download
here. Just look under the index entry of "tables".