flextable v0.5.11


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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.


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

  • R Markdown documents with support for HTML, Word and PowerPoint documents.
  • Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents with package officer.
  • PDF documents with package pagedown

Tables can also be rendered as R plots or graphic files (png, pdf and jpeg).

Documentation: https://davidgohel.github.io/flextable/

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 developed 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.

Don’t send me a private emails to get free R support or to ask questions about using the package. They are systematically ignored except if you are French in which case I send you a commercial proposal :)

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
add_header Add a rows of labels in header or footer part
as_flextable.glm tabular summary for glm object
as_flextable method to convert object to flextable
add_header_row Add labels and merge cells in a new header or footer row
as_bracket chunk with values in brackets
as_chunk chunk of text wrapper
as_b bold chunk
add_header_lines Add a label in a header or footer new row.
as_flextable.grouped_data tabular summary for grouped_data object
as_flextable.xtable get a flextable from a xtable object
as_sub subscript chunk
align Set text alignment
as_flextable.htest tabular summary for htest object
as_paragraph concatenate chunks in a flextable
border_inner_h set inner borders
flextable flextable creation
colformat_num format numeric cells
border_inner_v set vertical inner borders
flextable_dim width and height of a flextable object
as_raster get a flextable as a raster
colformat_lgl format logical cells
as_sup superscript chunk
merge_h_range rowwise merge of a range of columns
as_flextable.lm tabular summary for lm object
as_i italic chunk
bold Set bold font
delete_part delete flextable part
body_add_flextable add flextable into a Word document
continuous_summary continuous columns summary
color Set font color
autofit Adjusts cell widths and heights
compose Define flextable displayed values
bg Set background color
fontsize Set font size
footers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's footer
merge_none Delete flextable merging informations
linerange mini linerange chunk wrapper
save_as_html Save a Flextable in an HTML File
as_image image chunk wrapper
save_as_image save a flextable as an image
border Set cell borders
colformat_char format character cells
colformat_int format integer cells
as_grouped_data grouped data transformation
border_inner set vertical & horizontal inner borders
dim.flextable Get widths and heights of flextable
border_outer set outer borders
border_remove remove borders
fit_to_width fit a flextable to a maximum width
dim_pretty Calculate pretty dimensions
lollipop mini lollipop chart chunk wrapper
theme_booktabs Apply booktabs theme
theme_box Apply box theme
hyperlink_text chunk of text with hyperlink wrapper
fix_border_issues fix border issues when cell are merged
headers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's header
ph_with.flextable add a flextable into a PowerPoint slide
padding Set paragraph paddings
footnote add footnotes to flextable
italic Set italic font
save_as_pptx save flextable objects in an PowerPoint file
flextable-defunct Defunct Functions in Package flextable
flextable_html_dependency htmlDependency for flextable objects
docx_value flextable Office Open XML string for Word
vline set vertical borders
vline_left set flextable left vertical borders
set_caption set caption
hrule Set flextable rule for rows heights
ph_with_flextable add flextable into a PowerPoint slide
plot.flextable plot a flextable
htmltools_value flextable as a div object
flextable-package flextable: Functions for Tabular Reporting
empty_blanks make blank columns as transparent
print.flextable flextable printing
hline_bottom set bottom horizontal border
hline_top set top horizontal border
theme_tron Apply tron theme
merge_at Merge flextable cells into a single one
proc_freq frequency table as flextable
merge_v Merge flextable cells vertically
set_header_labels Set flextable's headers labels
merge_h Merge flextable cells horizontally
minibar mini barplots chunk wrapper
set_formatter set column formatter functions
theme_tron_legacy Apply tron legacy theme
width Set flextable columns width
set_table_properties Global table properties
height Set flextable rows height
font Set font
theme_zebra Apply zebra theme
valign Set vertical alignment
set_header_footer_df Set flextable's header or footer rows
hline set horizontal borders
knit_print.flextable Render flextable in rmarkdown
rotate rotate cell text
line_spacing Set text alignment
save_as_docx save flextable objects in an Word file
style Set flextable style
theme_vader Apply Sith Lord Darth Vader
theme_alafoli Apply alafoli theme
theme_vanilla Apply vanilla theme
vline_right set flextable right vertical borders
void Delete flextable content
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Type Package
License GPL-3
LazyData TRUE
RoxygenNote 7.1.1
Encoding UTF-8
URL https://davidgohel.github.io/flextable/
BugReports https://github.com/davidgohel/flextable/issues
VignetteBuilder knitr
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2020-09-08 12:55:12 UTC; davidgohel
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2020-09-09 07:40:03 UTC

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