We’re constantly improving Coda so that you can create amazing docs that are both functional and visually appealing. Starting today you’ll be able to apply color and font styles to values that lookup information from other tables. To visually clarify this, below is an example of applying background and text colors to Fruit lookup values contained in a Fruit Basket Orders table.
For any existing columns that use the Lookup column format their appearance will be unchanged. They’ll continue to be black text on a white background. Maybe that’s how you’d like to keep them. There’s no judgment here! But if you had applied styling to the values in the look up table you can decide to style them by toggling On the column format ‘Apply Styling’ option. These options are found in the column menu at ‘Format Column’ > ‘Item Settings’.
For new columns that use the Lookup column format ‘Apply Styling’ will be enabled by default. You can toggle that Off if you choose.
There are a couple of ways you can apply styles to your table values. You can explicitly set the styles as you would any other text in your document, or you can use conditional formats to set styles dynamically in response to values changing. Table conditional formatting is a very powerful feature of Coda. Read more about how to use it here.
As always, please reach out with any feedback or questions to the community or our customer support team.
Enjoy, and thanks for your continued feedback!