Configuring Tables

Once created, tables can be sorted and filtered and have their appearance changed with a number of configuration options.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
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The functionality and appearance of RemNote tables can be customized in a number of ways.


You can change the order of rows in a table by clicking the Sort button, then choosing a column to sort on (in alphabetical order).

Once you’ve picked an initial sort column, clicking the Sort button again will give you additional options:

  • You can change a column’s sort from Ascending to Descending to reverse the sort order (showing Z higher in the list than A):

  • You can add additional sort columns. If you have more than one sort column selected, all rows will first be put in order by column 1; then if any rows had the same value in column 1, those rows will be put in order by column 2, and so on for additional sort columns.


You can limit a table to show only rows that match some search criteria. Start by clicking the Filter button and selecting a property to filter by. Then choose a value to filter on. The method of selecting a value will depend on the type of the property – for instance, for single-select or multi-select properties, you’ll be asked to select from a list, while for text properties, you’ll be asked to type in a value.

You can additionally select match options from the drop-down between the property name and the value:

Using the Add filter button, you can add additional search criteria. Here we find only elements which are both either gas or liquid at room temperature, and have a symbol containing the letter E:

To remove a filter criterion, click the X button to the right of its value:

Note: You cannot filter the primary table that’s displayed at the bottom of a tag’s page – this table always displays all instances of the tag. If you want to filter this table, instead hover over it, choose Duplicate Table, and then filter the newly created table.


In addition to the restrictions imposed by filters, you can instantly filter a table to show only rows that match a particular string of text in some cell using the search box above the table.

Hiding Properties

When you create a table, a column is added for each property defined on the table’s tag. If you don’t want to see a particular property as a column in this table, simply choose Hide Property from the column’s drop-down to remove it.

This doesn’t delete the data – you can still view and edit it by zooming in to the row (hover over the Name column for that row and click the Open button).

You can also show the column again later by choosing it from the Properties section of the table menu.

Cell List Height

Properties can contain bulleted lists of Rems, which cause the table row to stretch to multiple lines. You can control how much space is used within each table cell with the Cell List Height option on the Table menu (upper-right corner of the table). Full uses the same spacing as in the editor outside of a table cell and shows all bullets, Comfortable makes the space between them slightly smaller and shows only the first three bullets, and Compact squashes them onto one line. Hover over the Cell List Height option to see a demo of these options.

Show Vertical Lines

By default, thin horizontal lines are shown between rows. You can additionally choose to show vertical lines between columns by selecting Show Vertical Lines from the table menu.

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