New Tableizer! Tool Turns Spreadsheets into HTML Charts

Web producers here in our newsroom often have to throw up quick charts of data online, but hand-editing a table from a spreadsheet or exporting it from Office or Dreamweaver can be a time-consuming endeavor.

Well, now you have Tableize!, a time-saving tool that lets you copy/paste spreadsheet cells, click a button and –voila!– instant HTML tables you can quickly put online.

I put together Tableize! mostly in my spare time with PHP and a bit of The tool is a more modern version of the very talented Ray Villalobos’s long-standing Table Tango tool, which saved our butts plenty of times here in the Orlando newsroom, so much credit and respect to Ray for his original idea.

If you like Tableize!, please share it with others who might benefit. And do let me know if you spot any bugs or have suggestions for the tool. Enjoy!

[Tableize! – A quick tool for creating HTML tables out of spreadsheet data]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

10 thoughts on “New Tableizer! Tool Turns Spreadsheets into HTML Charts”

  1. Very Nice! This seems to be the ideal tool for creating tables for blogs posts that I’ve been looking for.

    I instatntly have one suggestion: The cells inside the first row (the header) would probably be better marked with element th instead of td. This way they will be marked as heading even if the user chooses not to use the styling created by the tool.

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  3. Very cool. Any chance of options to use thead/tbody instead of the firstrow clas? How about an option to make the first column into td as well?

    Thanks for a great start.

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