Working with tables

Tables are useful for organizing and presenting information, especially when creating complex documents that deal with numerical data.

Rows and columns can be added to or deleted from tables that have been inserted into a document. Attributes such as size, shape, and color of cells and borders can be modified.

 

Create a table

To create a table:
  1. Do one of the following.
    • Click the Table icon_table.png icon on the toolbar.
    • Click Insert-Table.
  2. Drag as many rows and columns as you want in the grid pattern of the Insert Table dialog box.
  3. Click Insert.

 

Edit Table

Adds more rows/columns or deletes rows/columns from the existing table.

Select a table/cell

  1. Position the mouse pointer on a table or cell to select.
  2. Right-click the context menu and do one of the following.
    • To select a table, click Select Table-Select Table.
    • To select a cell, click Select Table-Select Cell.

Add rows/columns to a table

  1. Position the mouse pointer on a cell where you want to add rows/columns.
  2. Click Insert Row AboveInsert Row BelowInsert Column to Right, or Insert Column to Left icon on the Table task pane.

      row_col_add.png

 

Delete rows/columns from a table

  1. Position the mouse pointer on a cell where you want to delete rows/columns.
  2. Click the Delete Row or Delete Column icon on the Table task pane.

          row_col_delete.png

 

 

Apply Table Background/Border

Applies the desired border style or background color to a cell or table.

If you want to apply the desired border style or background color to a cell or table, place a cursor in any cell and do the following.

  • To apply a background color to a table, go to Background and Border on the Table task pane, set Target as Table and then select the desired background color.
  • To apply a background color to a cell, go to Background and Border on the Table task pane, set Target as Cell and then select the desired background color.
  • To apply a border to a table, go to Background and Border on the Table task pane, set Target as Table and then select the desired border color, style, width, and location.
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