flextable v0.5.6


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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 and publications. Tables can be embedded within:

  • R Markdown documents with support for HTML, Word and PowerPoint documents.
  • Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents.
  • PDF documents with package pagedown (it’s only HTML)

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

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.

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_row Add labels and merge cells in a new header or footer row
as_raster get a flextable as a raster
autofit Adjusts cell widths and heights
as_sup superscript chunk
as_image image chunk wrapper
colformat_char format character cells
as_paragraph concatenate chunks in a flextable
colformat_int format integer cells
docx_value flextable docx string
border_remove remove borders
hline set horizontal borders
empty_blanks make blank columns as transparent
bg Set background color
height Set flextable rows height
headers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's header
body_add_flextable add flextable into a Word document
border_inner set vertical & horizontal inner borders
delete_part delete flextable part
border_inner_h set inner borders
border_inner_v set vertical inner borders
hline_bottom set bottom horizontal border
as_sub subscript chunk
hline_top set top horizontal border
compose Define flextable displayed values
align Set text alignment
colformat_lgl format logical cells
color Set font color
fontsize Set font size
border Set cell borders
bold Set bold font
colformat_num format numeric cells
fit_to_width fit a flextable to a maximum width
dim.flextable Get widths and heights of flextable
border_outer set outer borders
display Define flextable displayed values
footnote add footnotes to flextable
dim_pretty Calculate pretty dimensions
merge_none Delete flextable merging informations
save_as_html save a flextable in an HTML file
theme_vanilla Apply vanilla theme
merge_h_range rowwise merge of a range of columns
rotate rotate cell text
format.flextable Encode flextable in a document format.
merge_at Merge flextable cells into a single one
flextable-package flextable: Functions for Tabular Reporting
merge_h Merge flextable cells horizontally
fix_border_issues fix border issues when cell are merged
flextable flextable creation
minibar mini barplots chunk wrapper
merge_v Merge flextable cells vertically
padding Set paragraph paddings
italic Set italic font
set_header_labels Set flextable's headers labels
knit_print.flextable Render flextable in rmarkdown
ph_with.flextable add a flextable into a PowerPoint slide
theme_zebra Apply zebra theme
void Delete flextable content
footers_flextable_at_bkm add flextable at a bookmark location in document's footer
linerange mini linerange chunk wrapper
lollipop mini lollipop chart chunk wrapper
style Set flextable style
xtable_to_flextable get a flextable from a xtable object
valign Set vertical alignment
vline set vertical borders
set_formatter set column formatter functions
theme_box Apply box theme
width Set flextable columns width
save_as_image save a flextable as an image
set_header_footer_df Set flextable's header or footer rows
proc_freq frequency table as flextable
print.flextable flextable printing
set_caption set caption
vline_left set flextable left vertical borders
vline_right set flextable right vertical borders
theme_tron Apply tron theme
font Set font
plot.flextable plot a flextable
hyperlink_text chunk of text with hyperlink wrapper
ph_with_flextable add flextable into a PowerPoint slide
flextable_dim width and height of a flextable object
htmltools_value flextable as a div object
theme_alafoli Apply alafoli theme
theme_booktabs Apply booktabs theme
theme_tron_legacy Apply tron legacy theme
theme_vader Apply Sith Lord Darth Vader
add_header_lines Add a label in a header or footer new row.
as_grouped_data grouped data transformation
as_bracket chunk with values in brackets
as_i italic chunk
add_header Add a rows of labels in header or footer part
as_b bold chunk
as_flextable method to convert object to flextable
as_chunk chunk of text wrapper
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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 2019-11-12 14:51:40 UTC; davidgohel
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2019-11-12 18:30:06 UTC

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