CorporateTabels guarantees the tables created in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, reflect the company's visual identity. This article will elaborate on how to support and troubleshoot if the table design must be edited or if a client experience any issues.
All SkabelonDesign tools including CorporateTabels are managed by one VSTO add-in called Office Extensions. Read more about the framework here.
If a more in-depth description of the specific parameters is needed, look into this article.
All SkabelonDesign tools including CorporateTabels are managed by one VSTO add-in called Office Extensions. Configuration files related to Office Extensions tools are placed here:
The inside of the folder will be divided into 4 folders as visualized below:
The Office Extensions addin files are placed in
In regards to CorporateTabels, the functionality is placed in the
Plugins folder and named
SkabelonDesign.CorporateTables. The buttons are placed in
Modules and are named
XX_nocontext_CorporateTables, while the configuration adjusted to the design is placed in a folder called
The functionality could be arranged and named in the ribbon as visualized below:
Change to the design
As mentioned above, the CorporateTables configuration is placed here:
The folder typically contains a
tabels and a
colors folder, but can in some cases contain a
cells folder, if these parts are needed. In these folders, you will find one or more JSON files. The JSON in the tables folder will switch the default Microsoft Office table into the desired client design. In this JSON the following is defined: font, line spacing, margins, borders, banded rows and/or columns, etc.
If a configuration is added specifically for a highlight row, column or cell, a JSON is added in one of the above-mentioned folders, using the same structure as the general table JSON, but adjusted to the row, column, or cell, which typically will stand out in background or font color compared to the general table's design.
colors folder, another JSON with all the colors are named and defined using RGB. The name of the color is used in the tabels JSON.
As mentioned earlier, full functionality of all Office Extensions tools requires the prerequisites in this article are installed, and furthermore, the Office Extensions add-in must be enabled. Read more in this article.
If a client is experiencing an issue with CorporateTables and the tool isn't working, verify that the plugin:
SkabelonDesign.CorporateTables is placed in the
Plugin folder. And, check the log as described here.
If the buttons are empty, but the addin is enabled, it's typically caused by a configuration mistake in the
Module, or invalid syntax used in the module XML. Use an online validator to troubleshoot.
If an issue where the design is wrong or not displayed, it can be related to a wrong reference used in the configuration of the table, or if the JSON has syntax errors. We recommend using a JSON validator to pinpoint these errors.