Tables in word 2013

Tables in word 2013

Tables are good means of representing data. to insert a table in a word documents you select insert from the main menu then table and select the size of the table that you want. That is the number of columns and number of rows.

table 1
table 1

The table is already inserted waiting for you to enter data

Editing the table

There are so many formatting that can be done on a table.

Selecting the table

you select the table by clicking the box containing the plus arrows on the top left of the table

table 2
table 2

Style

Select the table as shown above and click design from the main menu

note that this menu only appears once the table is selected.

from the table styles you can select any style from the drop down menu

table 3
table 3

Layout

With the table still selected click on layout

There are so many things that can be changed using this menu like text direction

Text alignment whether left center top or any other alignment.

Enter some text on the table and then try some of those formatting

you can also auto fit the table to the contents, window or fixed column width from this menu.

Try all these

Merging table cells

You can table cells for various reasons

First select the cells that you want to merge, under the layout menu click on merge.

table 4
table 4

You can also insert a column to a table or a row on a table from this menu.

rows and columns can be inserted at a particular place as shown below. You bring the cursor to where you want to place a new row or column and once the the column or row changes as shown below you click.

table 5
table 5

Context menus

To access context menu you right click the cell where you want to edit the a pop up menu appears that is relevant to what can be applied at what is selected

the menu below appeared when box with plus arrow for selecting the table is selected.

Any property of the table can be selected from here and edited

table 6
table 6

 

 

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