You can easily construct simple tables with brief text elements by following this pattern:
Here is what this looks like, building a simple timetable:
^^Monday ||Meeting with Dave ||8:00 am ^^Tuesday ||Meeting with Bob ||4:30 pm ^^Wednesday ||Lunch with Dana ||11:30 am
|Monday||Meeting with Dave||8:00 am|
|Tuesday||Meeting with Bob||4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||Lunch with Dana||11:30 am|
When you want to put more in a table cell than just a few words or numbers -- or when you want to use other formatting commands in the table cells -- you must use the advanced table commands, which look just like regular html table tags.
The advantage of using these advanced tags is that the contents of each table cell is run through the formatter as independent text, allowing you to use any formatting rules you'd like (except another layer of tables).
<table><tr> <td>= Location</td><td>= Hours</td><td>= Contact Info</td> <td> 123 George Street Watership, KY 33847</td> </tr><tr> <td> 338-555-2998</td> <td>[http://neenerneener.com]</td> </tr></table>
123 George Street Watership, KY 33847
At present, there is no way to span columns or rows in either sort of table. Also, the advanced table tags brook no fiddling with attributes.