Just a super simple text table... enter image description here

I'm fairly new to Sketch, and I'm sure I haven't cracked even a quarter of what can be done with the program. So I wasn't very surprised when I realized I have no idea how to make a table.

I searched through the application, as well as Sketch resources online, and I am surprised to see that it may not be possible! I haven't even seen anyone bring the T word up in the same sentence as Sketch. Is it possible that a web design application wouldn't have tools for one of the most basic HTML elements? Or am I missing something very obvious?

  • One of the ways Sketch frustrates me with its immaturity >_< Jun 11, 2015 at 14:44

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There is no functionality for making tables per se, but with a combination of symbols and a plugin called stack children you might be able to make tables easier. It doesn't automatically generate a grid like your example, but if you create a symbol out of a row of the table, the plugin will help you align them one under the other.

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    What a neat plug-in! Shame there's no built-in functionality for this, but thank you for confirming.
    – Heather
    Jun 11, 2015 at 21:33
  • Since Sketch 3.7 this is a built-in feature: blog.sketchapp.com/…
    – paul.ago
    May 17, 2016 at 12:30

Maybe you can try Sketch Data Studio. It's a plugin that makes converting data into data tables quick and easy.

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    – user9447
    Sep 24, 2015 at 13:39

I use Keynote to quickly create tables (and charts as well) - style them there and then copy/paste to Sketch. Not the best possible solution, but it works for prototyping phase - see more details in this blog post

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    – Vincent
    Nov 4, 2015 at 14:09

You can copy and paste table grids from Excel or Apple Numbers into Sketch. Although, if you plan to resize the table in Sketch, the text either won't increase in size (Apple Numbers, Excel) or it might go out of line with the grid (Excel). So I'd use Excel/Apple Numbers just to get a nice grid going, paste that into Sketch and then start creating my text in Sketch, afterwards using the alignment tools as needed to get everything lined up in the cells.

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