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Table Chart pane
The Table Chart pane shows a seating chart, ordered by table. This can be very useful for displaying at the entrance to an event. Tables with no guests assigned are omitted. It is not possible to change the plan from this pane.
Use the Display drop-down list to change how guest/group names are displayed.
Use the By drop-down list to display a line per Guest or a line per Group.
Note If you set By to Group you can control how group member names are displayed using the Display group members as field in the Names tab of the Preferences window.
Use the Sort by drop-down list to change the way how guests/groups are ordered on each table.
You can also change the number of Columns in the chart and control the font and colours by clicking on the button.
Click the or buttons to paste the chart into Microsoft Word or Excel. You must have Microsoft Word or Excel installed.
Click on the button to show additional options.
You can optionally show the table, section, seat, notes, meal choice, special requirements, group and num. in group. The meal choice and special requirements can be very useful for caterers.
Click on the Title or Footer button to add/edit a title or footer for this pane. The Chart Title/Footer window will be displayed. We would really appreciate a mention of www.perfecttableplan.com in the footer!
The order of the tables can be changed by clicking on the Table order button to display the Table Order window. Alternatively, you can change the order in the Schematic pane. Tables are laid out left to right and then top to bottom.
You can copy the contents of the whole pane to the clipboard as plain text and HTML using Edit>Copy. Use right-click and Copy to copy selected text to the clipboard.
When you are happy with the layout you can print this page with File>Print.
You can export the pane as an Excel CSV, plain text or HTML file using File>Export and selecting table chart to text/CSV/HTML file. Select Excel CSV file, Text file or HTML file from the Save As type drop-down in the Export window. Plain text may be useful for emailing to your stationery supplier. HTML preserves the layout and is useful for web pages and other HTML-aware applications, such as Microsoft Word. CSV files can be opened as Excel spreadsheets.
Hint Use Ctrl+A to select everything in this pane.