flextable v0.5.1


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Functions for Tabular Reporting

Create pretty tables for 'HTML', 'Microsoft Word' and 'Microsoft PowerPoint' documents. Functions are provided to let users create tables, modify and format their content. It extends package 'officer' that does not contain any feature for customized tabular reporting and can be used within R markdown documents.


flextable R package

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The flextable package provides a framework for easily create tables for reporting. Tables can be embedded within:

  • R Markdown documents with support for HTML, Word and PowerPoint documents.
  • Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents.

Getting Started

An API is available to let R users create tables for reporting and control their formatting properties and their layout. A flextable object is a data.frame representation, it can be manipulated with functions that give control over:

  • header, body and footer content
  • text, paragraphs, cells and border formatting of any element
  • displayed values

There are articles on the flextable website that will help you get you to start quickly:

The help pages can be read here.



You can get the development version from GitHub:



Online documentation

The help pages are located at https://davidgohel.github.io/flextable/.

Getting help

This project is developped and maintained on my own time. If you have questions about how to use the package, visit Stackoverflow and use tags flextable and r Stackoverflow link! I usually read them and answer when possible.

Contributing to the package

Code of Conduct

Anyone getting involved in this package agrees to our Code of Conduct.

Bug reports

When you file a bug report, please spend some time making it easy for me to follow and reproduce. The more time you spend on making the bug report coherent, the more time I can dedicate to investigate the bug as opposed to the bug report.

Contributing to the package development

A great way to start is to contribute an example or improve the documentation.

If you want to submit a Pull Request to integrate functions of yours, please provide:

  • the new function(s) with code and roxygen tags (with examples)
  • a new section in the appropriate vignette that describes how to use the new function
  • corresponding tests in directory tests/testthat.

By using rhub (run rhub::check_for_cran()), you will see if everything is ok. When submitted, the PR will be evaluated automatically on travis and appveyor and you will be able to see if something broke.

Functions in flextable

Name Description
border_outer set outer borders
as_paragraph concatenate chunks in a flextable
delete_part delete flextable part
autofit Adjusts cell widths and heights
colformat_int format integer columns
height Set flextable rows height
hline_bottom set bottom horizontal border
colformat_lgl format logical columns
merge_v Merge flextable cells vertically
style Set flextable style
minibar mini barplots chunk wrapper
theme_alafoli Apply box theme
theme_vader Apply Sith Lord Darth Vader
hline_top set top horizontal border
theme_vanilla Apply vanilla theme
add_header_footer Add a row of labels in header or footer part
hyperlink_text chunk of text with hyperlink wrapper
align Set text alignment
colformat_num format numeric columns
color Set font color
fontsize Set font size
as_grouped_data grouped data transformation
as_image image chunk wrapper
bold Set bold font
set_header_footer_df Set flextable's header or footer rows
as_chunk chunk of text wrapper
footers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's footer
italic Set italic font
border Set cell borders
set_header_labels Set flextable's headers labels
as_flextable method to convert object to flextable
hline set horizontal borders
display Define flextable displayed values
colformat_char format character columns
empty_blanks make blank columns as transparent
void Delete flextable content
flextable flextable creation
font Set font
padding Set paragraph paddings
dim.flextable Get flextable dimensions
ph_with_flextable add flextable into a PowerPoint slide
width Set flextable columns width
htmltools_value Render flextable in rmarkdown (including Word and PowerPoint output)
theme_booktabs Apply booktabs theme
theme_box Apply box theme
dim_pretty Calculate pretty dimensions
format.flextable Encode flextable in a document format.
bg Set background color
headers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's header
merge_h_range rowwise merge of a range of columns
vline_left set flextable left vertical borders
merge_none Delete flextable merging informations
vline_right set flextable right vertical borders
xtable_to_flextable get a flextable from a xtable object
print.flextable flextable printing
rotate rotate cell text
theme_tron Apply tron theme
set_caption set caption
theme_tron_legacy Apply tron legacy theme
set_formatter set column formatter functions
body_add_flextable add flextable into a Word document
border_inner_h set inner borders
border_inner_v set vertical inner borders
fix_border_issues fix border issues when cell are merged
flextable-package flextable: Functions for Tabular Reporting
merge_at Merge flextable cells into a single one
merge_h Merge flextable cells horizontally
theme_zebra Apply zebra theme
vline set vertical borders
border_remove remove borders
compose Define flextable displayed values
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Type Package
License GPL-3
LazyData TRUE
RoxygenNote 6.1.1
Encoding UTF-8
URL https://davidgohel.github.io/flextable
BugReports https://github.com/davidgohel/flextable/issues
VignetteBuilder knitr
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2019-02-07 14:32:06 UTC; davidgohel
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2019-02-07 23:13:44 UTC

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