There is no quick way to bulk create rows.
- Google Sheets starts with 1,000 rows.
- Microsoft Excel starts with 1,048,576 rows.
- Coda starts with 3 rows.
Let’s say that I wanted to create a table for the purpose of holding a large, randomly generated dataset e.g., customers in a CRM, stars in the galaxy, human births in a year, city’s daily temperatures over a 5 year span. I’d have to select the first 3 rows, click insert 3 below; select the now 6 rows, insert 6 below; select 12 and insert 12 more below that… That’s going to take me a lot of clicks to get to 1,000,000.
One possible solution:
On full-select of the table, the bottom left [+ create button] transitions from its initial state color of vermillion to a new state color of teal. The new, teal state affords the option for a new experience, this one would be a menu. When clicked on, the [bulk create rows menu] slides out from under the [+ cb] giving four options for the magnitude of bulk creating.
Similar functionality would exist for the columns.