Speech Tables

How do I set conversation tables in the latest edition of Inform? I tried watching a tutorial, but it seems like it may be outdated. I just started writing interactive fiction, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I code mine like this:

instead of asking unassuming man about a topic listed in the Table of Faulkner Replies:
	say "[reply entry][paragraph break]"

Table of Faulkner Replies
topic	reply
"Hemingway"	"The sad southerner smiles and then scowls.  'He has no courage, has never crawled out on a limb. He has never been known to use a word that might cause the reader to check with a dictionary to see if it is properly used.  Personally, I wish somebody would have rather blown his ass up than me have to read another damn story about Nick Adams.  With dynamite, so nothing is left but little pieces.  How obviously autobiographical, right down to the nervous breakdown.  Cheap trickster, fictional charlatain, such unbelievable verbal legerdemain.'"

A few rules regarding tables, which you already may know:

(1) You tab over between columns of responses
(2) No additional rows between entries

Writing with Inform has good documentation on this.

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