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mlreportgen.ppt.Table class

Package: mlreportgen.ppt

Table in presentation

Description

Use an object of the mlreportgen.ppt.Table class to include a table in a PPT API presentation.

Create a table using one of these approaches:

  • Create an empty table and append table rows that have table entries for each column.

  • Create a table from an array or cell array that specifies the table content.

After you create a table, you can add rows to the table, and add entries to each table row.

The mlreportgen.ppt.Table class is a handle class.

Class Attributes

HandleCompatible
true
ConstructOnLoad
true

For information on class attributes, see Class Attributes.

Creation

Description

tableObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Table() creates an empty Table object.

tableObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Table(nCols) sets the NCols property to nCols.

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tableObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Table(tableValues) returns a table that has the content specified by tableValues.

tableObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Table(tableValues,styleName) returns a table that has the specified content and sets the StyleName property to styleName. To get the list of valid style names, use the getTableStyleNames method of the mlreportgen.ppt.Presentation object.

Input Arguments

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Table values, specified as a two-dimensional numeric array, categorical array, or cell array of numbers, character vectors, string scalars, or mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph objects.

Properties

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Number of table columns, specified as an integer. This property is read-only. To specify the number of columns, create a table by using the syntax mlreportgen.ppt.Table(nCols). Otherwise, the Table constructor determines the number of columns from the table content. If you add rows to a table or entries to a row and the number of columns changes, the NCols property value is updated. If the rows do not all have the same number of entries, the row with the largest number of table entries determines the number of columns in the table.

Table style name, specified as a character vector or string scalar. To get the list of valid style names, use the getTableStyleNames method of the mlreportgen.ppt.Presentation object.

Table background color, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Array of mlreportgen.ppt.ColSpec objects that specify the width, alignment, and other formatting properties of the table columns. The first object applies to the first column, the second object applies to the second column, and so on.

Table column flow direction, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify one of these values:

  • 'LeftToRight' — Left-to-right column order

  • 'RightToLeft' — Right-to-left column order

See Order Table Columns.

Border style, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify one of these values:

  • 'none'

  • 'solid'

  • 'dot'

  • 'dash'

  • 'largeDash'

  • 'dashDot'

  • 'largeDashDot'

  • 'largeDashDotDot'

  • 'systemDash'

  • 'systemDot'

  • 'systemDashDot'

  • 'systemDashDotDot'

Border color, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Border width, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by an abbreviation for a unit of measurement. For example, '3pt' specifies three points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Column separator style, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify one of these values:

  • 'none'

  • 'solid'

  • 'dot'

  • 'dash'

  • 'largeDash'

  • 'dashDot'

  • 'largeDashDot'

  • 'largeDashDotDot'

  • 'systemDash'

  • 'systemDot'

  • 'systemDashDot'

  • 'systemDashDotDot'

Column separator color, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Column separator width, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by an abbreviation for a unit of measurement. For example, '3pt' specifies three points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Row separator style, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify one of these values:

  • 'none'

  • 'solid'

  • 'dot'

  • 'dash'

  • 'largeDash'

  • 'dashDot'

  • 'largeDashDot'

  • 'largeDashDotDot'

  • 'systemDash'

  • 'systemDot'

  • 'systemDashDot'

  • 'systemDashDotDot'

Row separator color, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Row separator width, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by an abbreviation for a unit of measurement. For example, '3pt' specifies three points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Font family for the text in this table, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font that appears in the font list in Microsoft® PowerPoint®. To see the font list, in PowerPoint, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow to the right of the font.

Font family for complex scripts, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font family to use when substituting in a locale that requires a complex script, such as Arabic or Asian, for rendering text.

Font color for text in this table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Font size of text in this table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '11pt' specifies 11 points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Table name, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Upper left x-coordinate of the position of the table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '5in' specifies 5 inches. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Upper left y-coordinate of the position of the table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '5in' specifies 5 inches. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Width of table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by an abbreviation for a unit of measurement. For example, '5in' specifies five inches. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Height of table, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by an abbreviation for a unit of measurement. For example, '5in' specifies five inches. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

If the table height is specified and the row height is not specified for any row, the height of all rows is the same. The row height is determined by dividing the table height by the number of rows. If the height is specified for at least one row, the PPT API ignores the table height. Microsoft PowerPoint determines the height of the rows for which the height is not specified.

Table formatting, specified as a cell array of PPT format objects. Formats that do not apply to a Table object are ignored.

Child elements of this object, specified as a cell array of PPT objects. This property is read-only.

Parent of this object, specified as a PPT object. This property is read-only.

Tag for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique tag is generated as part of the creation of this object. The generated tag has the form CLASS:ID, where CLASS is the object class and ID is the value of the Id property of the object.

Specifying your own tag value can help you to identify where an issue occurred during presentation generation.

ID for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique ID is generated as part of object creation. You can specify an ID to replace the generated ID.

Methods

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Examples

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Use mlreportgen.ppt.Table objects to include tables in a presentation.

Create a presentation.

import mlreportgen.ppt.*

ppt = Presentation('myTablePresentation.pptx');
open(ppt);

slide1 = add(ppt,'Title and Table');
slide2 = add(ppt,'Title and Table');

Create a table from a cell array.

table1 = Table({'a','b';'c','d'});
table1.Children(1).FontColor = 'red';
table1.Children(2).FontColor = 'green';

Use the find method to find the slides that have objects with a Name property set to Table. The default PPT API Title and Table layout slide has a Table object.

contents = find(ppt,'Table');

Replace the contents of the first slide with table1.

replace(contents(1),table1);

Create a second table from the output of the MATLAB® magic function.

table2 = Table(magic(9));

Replace the contents of the second slide with table2.

replace(contents(2),table2);

Close and view the presentation.

close(ppt);
rptview(ppt);

Here are the slides in the generated presentation:

To specify the order of the columns of a table in a presentation, use the FlowDirection property of the Table object.

Create a presentation.

import mlreportgen.ppt.*
ppt = Presentation('myFlowDirection.pptx');
open(ppt);

Add a slide to a presentation.

slide = add(ppt,'Title and Content');

Create a table and specify the table flow direction.

t = Table({'entry(1,1)','entry(1,2)';'entry(2,1)','entry(2,2)'});
t.FlowDirection = 'RightToLeft';

Add the slide to the table.

replace(slide,'Content',t);

Close and view the presentation.

close(ppt);
rptview(ppt);

Here is the slide in the generated presentation:

Introduced in R2015b