Use the Tables feature to create columns and rows of information. A cell is the intersection between a column and a row.
A table can contain text, characters, numbers, data, graphics, or formulas.
Create a table by clicking the Insert tab, clicking the Table button in the Tables group, dragging the mouse pointer down and to the right until the desired number of columns and rows display in the grid, and then releasing the mouse button. You can also create a table with options at the Insert Table dialog box.
Columns in a table are lettered from left to right beginning with A. Rows are numbered from top to bottom beginning with 1.
The lines that form the cells of the table are called gridlines.
To move the insertion point to different cells within the table using the mouse, click in the desired cell.
To move the insertion point to different cells within the table using the keyboard, refer to Table 13.1.
Position the mouse pointer on the cell selection bar, the row selection bar, or the top gridline of a column to select a cell, row, or column. Click the Table Move Handle to select the entire table.
Refer to Table 13.3 for a list of keyboard commands for selecting specific cells within a table.
When you insert a table in a document, the Table Tools Design tab becomes active.
Apply formatting to a table with the table styles available in the Table Styles group in the Table Tools Design tab.
Further refine predesigned style formatting applied to columns and rows with options in the Table Style Options group in the Table Tools Design tab.
Use the Shading button in the Table Styles group in the Table Tools Design tab to apply shading to a cell or selected cells and use the Borders button to apply borders.
Customize shading and borders with options at the Borders and Shading dialog box. Display this dialog box by clicking the Borders button arrow and then clicking Borders and Shading.
Draw a table in a document by clicking the Insert tab, clicking the Table button, and then clicking Draw Table. Using the mouse, drag in the document to create the table.
With options in the Draw Borders group, you can change the border line style, weight, and color and turn the eraser on or off.
Quick Tables are predesigned tables you can insert in a document by clicking the Insert tab, clicking the Table button, pointing to Quick Tables, and then clicking the desired option at the side menu.
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