Maybe vvv, Jon, or Harry have some ideas; but, I have always lost all HTML tables (and RTF tables) that are imported to BD. You can create a table manually within BD.
As for the links, BD does not load anything that is not in the file. The only exception that I know of is graphics from another place on your hard drive. All links must be to a location within the same file.
I hope this helps.
Jon posted while I was typing this.