Ashley Ashley - 1 month ago 5
HTML Question

How do I increase the width of a column in an HTML table?

How do I increase the width of a column in an HTML table?

Below is my code. I am trying to get the second

<td>
tag in each row to expand so that there is more space between the input text box (1st
<td>
tag) and the name of the cookie and it's price (3rd
<td>
tag). Any ideas?

<!--Order Info. table -nested table 2 -->
<!--This is the first nested table within the main table -->
<table border="0" width="65%" cellpadding="2">
<!--Row 1 -->
<tr>
<th colspan="3" align="left">Order Information</th>
</tr>
<!--Row 2 -->
<tr>
<td>QTY</td>
<td colspan="15"></td>
<td>Subtotal</td>
<td colspan="90"><input name="Gift Wrapping" id="Gift Wrapping" type="checkbox" /> Gift wrapping? (Additional charge of 1.95 per box)</td>
</tr>
<!-- Row 3 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantitya" id="quantitya" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Chocolate Nut - $10.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotala" id="subtotala" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="40">If yes, note the text for the gift card:</td>
</tr>
<!-- Row 4 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantityb" id="quantityb" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Chocolate Chip - $9.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotalb" id="subtotalb" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="5"><textarea wrap="soft" name="giftcardtext" id="giftcardtext" rows="3" cols="20" ></textarea></td>
</tr>
<!--Row 5 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantityc" id="quantityc" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Macadamia Nut - $12.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotalc" id="subtotalc" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
</tr>
<!--Row 6 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantityd" id="quantityd" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Oatmeal Raisin - $10.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotald" id="subtotald" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
</tr>
<!--Row 7 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantitye" id="quantitye" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Chocolate Dessert - $10.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotale" id="subtotale" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td></td>
<td>Shipping:</td>
<td colspan="30"></td>
<td colspan="150">$5.95 for 1-5 boxes, $10.95 for five or more boxes</td>
</tr>
<!--Row 8 -->
<tr>
<td><input name="quantityf" id="quantityf" size="3" type="textbox" value="0"/></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Butter - $7.99</td>
<td><input name="subtotalf" id="subtotalf" size="10" type="textbox" value="0"/></td></td>
<td>Total:</td>
<td colspan="30"></td>
<td colspan="1"><input name="totala" id="totala" size="3" type="textbox" value="0.00" /></td>
</tr>
<!--Row 9 -->
<tr>
<td colspan="0"></td>
<td colspan="4"></td>
<td colspan="11" align="left">Subtotal</td>
<td><input name="subtotalg" id="subtotalg" size="10" type="textbox" value="0" /></td></td>
</tr>
</table>

Answer

You can do it in pixels or as a percentage:

<TABLE BORDER="2" CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="300">
<TR>
<TD WIDTH="100">Column 1</TD>
<TD WIDTH="200">Column 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

or

<TABLE BORDER="2" CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD WIDTH="25%">Column 1</TD>
<TD WIDTH="75%">Column 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
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