Microsoft Word Working with tables
This is how your table will look. Row 1 Row 2 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Table Move Handle End Marks Border Cell Gridlines Table Resize Handle Note: For the end cell marks to show, the Show/Hide button must be depressed. ANATOMY OF A TABLE
Table Manipulation It is important that you know how: • To turn off table gridlines • To insert a column or row into the table • To delete a column or row in a table • To merge cells in a table • To split cells in a table Are table gridlines printed?
Selecting the Table • Table Menu • Select Row • Selects one or more rows. • Select Column • Selects one or more columns. • Select Table • Selects the entire table.
Change Column Width or Row Height Place the mouse over the row or column line you want to move When the mouse arrow changes from an arrow to a double arrow click and drag to position the row or column
Add a Row or Column • Select a row or column in the table • Click on TABLE • Click on INSERT • Select the object you want to insert
Delete a Row or Column • Select the row or column you want to delete • Click on TABLE • Click on DELETE • Click on the object you want to delete
Merge Cells Combine Two or More Cells • Click and drag the mouse over the cells you want to merge • Click on TABLE • Click on MERGE CELLS
Split Cells Divide one cell into two • Click and drag the mouse over the cells you want to split • Click on TABLE • Click on SPLIT CELLS
Format a Table There are many ways to improve the visual appeal of your table. You can: • Adjust the size of the rows and columns • Change the text alignment • Modify the borders • Add a shaded background • Rotate the text inside a cell • Use Table Auto Format
Table AutoFormat • Place the mouse anywhere in the table • Click on TABLE • Click on AUTOFORMAT • Select the format you would like to use
The Table Properties dialog box • The Table Properties dialog box allows you to specify formatting options for the overall table, for table rows, for table columns, and for individual cells. • Click in your table, go to the Table menu, properties.
Table Formatting More formatting options • Text Direction • Can rotate text 90 degrees to flow vertically in table cells, text boxes and frames. Choose the text orientation here
Shading & Borders • Click on Format Borders and Shading
A table with shaded headers This figure shows a table that has light gray shading applied to the header row.
SUMMARY • Create a table • Insert rows and columns in a table • Delete rows and columns in a table • Adjust column widths and row heights • Merge and split cells • Apply formatting to a table