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Modify the options available in a table. These options are named by the components, the subcomponents, and the element that can adjusted.

Usage

tab_options(
  data,
  container.width = NULL,
  container.height = NULL,
  container.overflow.x = NULL,
  container.overflow.y = NULL,
  table.width = NULL,
  table.layout = NULL,
  table.align = NULL,
  table.margin.left = NULL,
  table.margin.right = NULL,
  table.background.color = NULL,
  table.additional_css = NULL,
  table.font.names = NULL,
  table.font.size = NULL,
  table.font.weight = NULL,
  table.font.style = NULL,
  table.font.color = NULL,
  table.font.color.light = NULL,
  table.border.top.style = NULL,
  table.border.top.width = NULL,
  table.border.top.color = NULL,
  table.border.right.style = NULL,
  table.border.right.width = NULL,
  table.border.right.color = NULL,
  table.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  table.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  table.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  table.border.left.style = NULL,
  table.border.left.width = NULL,
  table.border.left.color = NULL,
  heading.background.color = NULL,
  heading.align = NULL,
  heading.title.font.size = NULL,
  heading.title.font.weight = NULL,
  heading.subtitle.font.size = NULL,
  heading.subtitle.font.weight = NULL,
  heading.padding = NULL,
  heading.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  heading.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  heading.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  heading.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  heading.border.lr.style = NULL,
  heading.border.lr.width = NULL,
  heading.border.lr.color = NULL,
  column_labels.background.color = NULL,
  column_labels.font.size = NULL,
  column_labels.font.weight = NULL,
  column_labels.text_transform = NULL,
  column_labels.padding = NULL,
  column_labels.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  column_labels.vlines.style = NULL,
  column_labels.vlines.width = NULL,
  column_labels.vlines.color = NULL,
  column_labels.border.top.style = NULL,
  column_labels.border.top.width = NULL,
  column_labels.border.top.color = NULL,
  column_labels.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  column_labels.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  column_labels.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  column_labels.border.lr.style = NULL,
  column_labels.border.lr.width = NULL,
  column_labels.border.lr.color = NULL,
  column_labels.hidden = NULL,
  row_group.background.color = NULL,
  row_group.font.size = NULL,
  row_group.font.weight = NULL,
  row_group.text_transform = NULL,
  row_group.padding = NULL,
  row_group.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  row_group.border.top.style = NULL,
  row_group.border.top.width = NULL,
  row_group.border.top.color = NULL,
  row_group.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  row_group.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  row_group.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  row_group.border.left.style = NULL,
  row_group.border.left.width = NULL,
  row_group.border.left.color = NULL,
  row_group.border.right.style = NULL,
  row_group.border.right.width = NULL,
  row_group.border.right.color = NULL,
  row_group.default_label = NULL,
  row_group.as_column = NULL,
  table_body.hlines.style = NULL,
  table_body.hlines.width = NULL,
  table_body.hlines.color = NULL,
  table_body.vlines.style = NULL,
  table_body.vlines.width = NULL,
  table_body.vlines.color = NULL,
  table_body.border.top.style = NULL,
  table_body.border.top.width = NULL,
  table_body.border.top.color = NULL,
  table_body.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  table_body.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  table_body.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  stub.background.color = NULL,
  stub.font.size = NULL,
  stub.font.weight = NULL,
  stub.text_transform = NULL,
  stub.border.style = NULL,
  stub.border.width = NULL,
  stub.border.color = NULL,
  stub.indent_length = NULL,
  stub_row_group.font.size = NULL,
  stub_row_group.font.weight = NULL,
  stub_row_group.text_transform = NULL,
  stub_row_group.border.style = NULL,
  stub_row_group.border.width = NULL,
  stub_row_group.border.color = NULL,
  data_row.padding = NULL,
  data_row.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  summary_row.background.color = NULL,
  summary_row.text_transform = NULL,
  summary_row.padding = NULL,
  summary_row.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  summary_row.border.style = NULL,
  summary_row.border.width = NULL,
  summary_row.border.color = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.background.color = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.text_transform = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.padding = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.border.style = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.border.width = NULL,
  grand_summary_row.border.color = NULL,
  footnotes.background.color = NULL,
  footnotes.font.size = NULL,
  footnotes.padding = NULL,
  footnotes.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  footnotes.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  footnotes.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  footnotes.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  footnotes.border.lr.style = NULL,
  footnotes.border.lr.width = NULL,
  footnotes.border.lr.color = NULL,
  footnotes.marks = NULL,
  footnotes.multiline = NULL,
  footnotes.sep = NULL,
  source_notes.background.color = NULL,
  source_notes.font.size = NULL,
  source_notes.padding = NULL,
  source_notes.padding.horizontal = NULL,
  source_notes.border.bottom.style = NULL,
  source_notes.border.bottom.width = NULL,
  source_notes.border.bottom.color = NULL,
  source_notes.border.lr.style = NULL,
  source_notes.border.lr.width = NULL,
  source_notes.border.lr.color = NULL,
  source_notes.multiline = NULL,
  source_notes.sep = NULL,
  row.striping.background_color = NULL,
  row.striping.include_stub = NULL,
  row.striping.include_table_body = NULL,
  page.orientation = NULL,
  page.numbering = NULL,
  page.header.use_tbl_headings = NULL,
  page.footer.use_tbl_notes = NULL,
  page.width = NULL,
  page.height = NULL,
  page.margin.left = NULL,
  page.margin.right = NULL,
  page.margin.top = NULL,
  page.margin.bottom = NULL,
  page.header.height = NULL,
  page.footer.height = NULL
)

Arguments

data

A table object that is created using the gt() function.

container.width, container.height

The width and height of the table's container. Can be specified as a single-length character with units of pixels or as a percentage. If provided as a single-length numeric vector, it is assumed that the value is given in units of pixels. The px() and pct() helper functions can also be used to pass in numeric values and obtain values as pixel or percent units.

container.overflow.x, container.overflow.y

Options to enable scrolling in the horizontal and vertical directions when the table content overflows the container dimensions. Using TRUE (the default for both) means that horizontal or vertical scrolling is enabled to view the entire table in those directions. With FALSE, the table may be clipped if the table width or height exceeds the container.width or container.height.

table.width

The width of the table. Can be specified as a single-length character with units of pixels or as a percentage. If provided as a single-length numeric vector, it is assumed that the value is given in units of pixels. The px() and pct() helper functions can also be used to pass in numeric values and obtain values as pixel or percent units.

table.layout

The value for the table-layout CSS style in the HTML output context. By default, this is "fixed" but another valid option is "auto".

table.align

The horizontal alignment of the table in its container. By default, this is "center". Other options are "left" and "right". This will automatically set table.margin.left and table.margin.right to the appropriate values.

table.margin.left, table.margin.right

The size of the margins on the left and right of the table within the container. Can be specified as a single-length character with units of pixels or as a percentage. If provided as a single-length numeric vector, it is assumed that the value is given in units of pixels. The px() and pct() helper functions can also be used to pass in numeric values and obtain values as pixel or percent units. Using table.margin.left or table.margin.right will overwrite any values set by table.align.

table.background.color, heading.background.color, column_labels.background.color, row_group.background.color, stub.background.color, summary_row.background.color, grand_summary_row.background.color, footnotes.background.color, source_notes.background.color

Background colors for the parent element table and the following child elements: heading, column_labels, row_group, stub, summary_row, grand_summary_row, footnotes, and source_notes. A color name or a hexadecimal color code should be provided.

table.additional_css

This option can be used to supply an additional block of CSS rules to be applied after the automatically generated table CSS.

table.font.names

The names of the fonts used for the table. This is a vector of several font names. If the first font isn't available, then the next font is tried (and so on).

table.font.size, heading.title.font.size, heading.subtitle.font.size, column_labels.font.size, row_group.font.size, stub.font.size, footnotes.font.size, source_notes.font.size

The font sizes for the parent text element table and the following child elements: heading.title, heading.subtitle, column_labels, row_group, footnotes, and source_notes. Can be specified as a single-length character vector with units of pixels (e.g., 12px) or as a percentage (e.g., 80\%). If provided as a single-length numeric vector, it is assumed that the value is given in units of pixels. The px() and pct() helper functions can also be used to pass in numeric values and obtain values as pixel or percentage units.

table.font.weight, heading.title.font.weight, heading.subtitle.font.weight, column_labels.font.weight, row_group.font.weight, stub.font.weight

The font weights of the table, heading.title, heading.subtitle, column_labels, row_group, and stub text elements. Can be a text-based keyword such as "normal", "bold", "lighter", "bolder", or, a numeric value between 1 and 1000, inclusive. Note that only variable fonts may support the numeric mapping of weight.

table.font.style

The font style for the table. Can be one of either "normal", "italic", or "oblique".

table.font.color, table.font.color.light

The text color used throughout the table. There are two variants: table.font.color is for text overlaid on lighter background colors, and table.font.color.light is automatically used when text needs to be overlaid on darker background colors. A color name or a hexadecimal color code should be provided.

table.border.top.style, table.border.top.width, table.border.top.color, table.border.right.style, table.border.right.width, table.border.right.color, table.border.bottom.style, table.border.bottom.width, table.border.bottom.color, table.border.left.style, table.border.left.width, table.border.left.color

The style, width, and color properties of the table's absolute top and absolute bottom borders.

heading.align

Controls the horizontal alignment of the heading title and subtitle. We can either use "center", "left", or "right".

heading.padding, column_labels.padding, data_row.padding, row_group.padding, summary_row.padding, grand_summary_row.padding, footnotes.padding, source_notes.padding

The amount of vertical padding to incorporate in the heading (title and subtitle), the column_labels (this includes the column spanners), the row group labels (row_group.padding), in the body/stub rows (data_row.padding), in summary rows (summary_row.padding or grand_summary_row.padding), or in the footnotes and source notes (footnotes.padding and source_notes.padding).

heading.padding.horizontal, column_labels.padding.horizontal, data_row.padding.horizontal, row_group.padding.horizontal, summary_row.padding.horizontal, grand_summary_row.padding.horizontal, footnotes.padding.horizontal, source_notes.padding.horizontal

The amount of horizontal padding to incorporate in the heading (title and subtitle), the column_labels (this includes the column spanners), the row group labels (row_group.padding.horizontal), in the body/stub rows (data_row.padding), in summary rows (summary_row.padding.horizontal or grand_summary_row.padding.horizontal), or in the footnotes and source notes (footnotes.padding.horizontal and source_notes.padding.horizontal).

heading.border.bottom.style, heading.border.bottom.width, heading.border.bottom.color

The style, width, and color properties of the header's bottom border. This border shares space with that of the column_labels location. If the width of this border is larger, then it will be the visible border.

heading.border.lr.style, heading.border.lr.width, heading.border.lr.color

The style, width, and color properties for the left and right borders of the heading location.

column_labels.text_transform, row_group.text_transform, stub.text_transform, summary_row.text_transform, grand_summary_row.text_transform

Options to apply text transformations to the column_labels, row_group, stub, summary_row, and grand_summary_row text elements. Either of the "uppercase", "lowercase", or "capitalize" keywords can be used.

column_labels.vlines.style, column_labels.vlines.width, column_labels.vlines.color

The style, width, and color properties for all vertical lines ('vlines') of the the column_labels.

column_labels.border.top.style, column_labels.border.top.width, column_labels.border.top.color

The style, width, and color properties for the top border of the column_labels location. This border shares space with that of the heading location. If the width of this border is larger, then it will be the visible border.

column_labels.border.bottom.style, column_labels.border.bottom.width, column_labels.border.bottom.color

The style, width, and color properties for the bottom border of the column_labels location.

column_labels.border.lr.style, column_labels.border.lr.width, column_labels.border.lr.color

The style, width, and color properties for the left and right borders of the column_labels location.

column_labels.hidden

An option to hide the column labels. If providing TRUE then the entire column_labels location won't be seen and the table header (if present) will collapse downward.

row_group.border.top.style, row_group.border.top.width, row_group.border.top.color, row_group.border.bottom.style, row_group.border.bottom.width, row_group.border.bottom.color, row_group.border.left.style, row_group.border.left.width, row_group.border.left.color, row_group.border.right.style, row_group.border.right.width, row_group.border.right.color

The style, width, and color properties for all top, bottom, left, and right borders of the row_group location.

row_group.default_label

An option to set a default row group label for any rows not formally placed in a row group named by group in any call of tab_row_group(). If this is set as NA_character and there are rows that haven't been placed into a row group (where one or more row groups already exist), those rows will be automatically placed into a row group without a label.

row_group.as_column

How should row groups be structured? By default, they are separate rows that lie above the each of the groups. Setting this to TRUE will structure row group labels are columns to the far left of the table.

table_body.hlines.style, table_body.hlines.width, table_body.hlines.color, table_body.vlines.style, table_body.vlines.width, table_body.vlines.color

The style, width, and color properties for all horizontal lines ('hlines') and vertical lines ('vlines') in the table_body.

table_body.border.top.style, table_body.border.top.width, table_body.border.top.color, table_body.border.bottom.style, table_body.border.bottom.width, table_body.border.bottom.color

The style, width, and color properties for all top and bottom borders of the table_body location.

stub.border.style, stub.border.width, stub.border.color

The style, width, and color properties for the vertical border of the table stub.

stub.indent_length

The width of each indentation level. By default this is "5px".

stub_row_group.font.size, stub_row_group.font.weight, stub_row_group.text_transform, stub_row_group.border.style, stub_row_group.border.width, stub_row_group.border.color

Options for the row group column in the stub (made possible when using row_group.as_column = TRUE). The defaults for these options mirror that of the stub.* variants (except for stub_row_group.border.width, which is "1px" instead of "2px").

summary_row.border.style, summary_row.border.width, summary_row.border.color

The style, width, and color properties for all horizontal borders of the summary_row location.

grand_summary_row.border.style, grand_summary_row.border.width, grand_summary_row.border.color

The style, width, and color properties for the top borders of the grand_summary_row location.

footnotes.border.bottom.style, footnotes.border.bottom.width, footnotes.border.bottom.color

The style, width, and color properties for the bottom border of the footnotes location.

footnotes.border.lr.style, footnotes.border.lr.width, footnotes.border.lr.color

The style, width, and color properties for the left and right borders of the footnotes location.

footnotes.marks

The set of sequential marks used to reference and identify each of the footnotes (same input as the opt_footnote_marks() function. We can supply a vector that represents the series of footnote marks. This vector is recycled when its usage goes beyond the length of the set. At each cycle, the marks are simply combined (e.g., * -> ** -> ***). The option exists for providing keywords for certain types of footnote marks. The keyword "numbers" (the default, indicating that we want to use numeric marks). We can use lowercase "letters" or uppercase "LETTERS". There is the option for using a traditional symbol set where "standard" provides four symbols, and, "extended" adds two more symbols, making six.

footnotes.multiline, source_notes.multiline

An option to either put footnotes and source notes in separate lines (the default, or TRUE) or render them as a continuous line of text with footnotes.sep providing the separator (by default " ") between notes.

footnotes.sep, source_notes.sep

The separating characters between adjacent footnotes and source notes in their respective footer sections when rendered as a continuous line of text (when footnotes.multiline == FALSE). The default value is a single space character (" ").

source_notes.border.bottom.style, source_notes.border.bottom.width, source_notes.border.bottom.color

The style, width, and color properties for the bottom border of the source_notes location.

source_notes.border.lr.style, source_notes.border.lr.width, source_notes.border.lr.color

The style, width, and color properties for the left and right borders of the source_notes location.

row.striping.background_color

The background color for striped table body rows. A color name or a hexadecimal color code should be provided.

row.striping.include_stub

An option for whether to include the stub when striping rows.

row.striping.include_table_body

An option for whether to include the table body when striping rows.

page.orientation

For RTF output, this provides an two options for page orientation: "portrait" (the default) and "landscape".

page.numbering

Within RTF output, should page numbering be displayed? By default, this is set to FALSE but if TRUE then page numbering text will be added to the document header.

page.header.use_tbl_headings

If TRUE then RTF output tables will migrate all table headings (including the table title and all column labels) to the page header. This page header content will repeat across pages. By default, this is FALSE.

page.footer.use_tbl_notes

If TRUE then RTF output tables will migrate all table footer content (this includes footnotes and source notes) to the page footer. This page footer content will repeat across pages. By default, this is FALSE.

page.width, page.height

The page width and height in the standard portrait orientation. This is for RTF table output and the default values (in inches) are 8.5in and 11.0in.

page.margin.left, page.margin.right, page.margin.top, page.margin.bottom

For RTF table output, these options correspond to the left, right, top, and bottom page margins. The default values for each of these is 1.0in.

page.header.height, page.footer.height

The heights of the page header and footer for RTF table outputs. Default values for both are 0.5in.

Value

An object of class gt_tbl.

Examples

Use exibble to create a gt table with all the main parts added. We can use this gt object going forward to demo some of what's available in the tab_options() function.

tab_1 <-
  exibble %>%
  dplyr::select(-c(fctr, date, time, datetime)) %>%
  gt(
    rowname_col = "row",
    groupname_col = "group"
  ) %>%
  tab_header(
    title = md("Data listing from **exibble**"),
    subtitle = md("`exibble` is an R dataset")
  ) %>%
  fmt_number(columns = num) %>%
  fmt_currency(columns = currency) %>%
  tab_footnote(
    footnote = "Using commas for separators.",
    locations = cells_body(
      columns = num,
      rows = num > 1000
    )
  ) %>%
  tab_footnote(
    footnote = "Using commas for separators.",
    locations = cells_body(
      columns = currency,
      rows = currency > 1000
    )
  ) %>%
  tab_footnote(
    footnote = "Alphabetical fruit.",
    locations = cells_column_labels(columns = char)
  )

tab_1

Modify the table width to be 100% (which spans the entire content width area).

tab_1 %>% tab_options(table.width = pct(100))

Modify the table's background color to be "lightcyan".

tab_1 %>% tab_options(table.background.color = "lightcyan")

Use letters as the marks for footnote references. Also, separate footnotes in the footer by spaces instead of newlines.

tab_1 %>%
  tab_options(
    footnotes.marks = letters,
    footnotes.multiline = FALSE
  )

Change the padding of data rows to 5 px.

tab_1 %>%
  tab_options(
    data_row.padding = px(5)
  )

Reduce the size of the title and the subtitle text.

tab_1 %>%
  tab_options(
    heading.title.font.size = "small",
    heading.subtitle.font.size = "small"
  )

Function ID

2-10

See also

Other part creation/modification functions: tab_footnote(), tab_header(), tab_row_group(), tab_source_note(), tab_spanner_delim(), tab_spanner(), tab_stub_indent(), tab_stubhead(), tab_style()