Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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To create an Excel table, type a series of column headers in adjacent cells, and then type
a row of data below the headers. Click any header or data cell into which you just typed,
and then, on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Format As Table. Then, from the
gallery that opens, click the style you want to apply to the table. When the Format As
Table dialog box opens, verify that the cells in the Where Is The Data For Your Table?
field reflect your current selection and that the My Table Has Headers check box is
selected, and then click OK.
Excel can also create an Excel table from an existing cell range as long as the range has
no blank rows or columns within the data and there is no extraneous data in cells
immediately below or next to the list. To create the Excel table, click any cell in the range and
then, on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click the Format As Table button and select
a table style. If your existing data has formatting applied to it, that formatting remains
applied to those cells when you create the Excel table. If you want Excel to replace the
existing formatting with the Excel table’s formatting, right-click the table style you want
to apply and then click Apply And Clear Formatting.
When you want to add data to an Excel table, click the rightmost cell in the bottom row
of the Excel table and press the Tab key to create a new row. You can also select a cell in
the row immediately below the last row in the table or a cell in the column immediately
to the right of the table and type a value into the cell. After you enter the value and move
out of the cell, the AutoCorrect Options action button appears. If you didn’t mean to
include the data in the Excel table, you can click Undo Table AutoExpansion to exclude
the cells from the Excel table. If you never want Excel to include adjacent data in an Excel
table again, click Stop Automatically Expanding Tables.
Tip To stop Table AutoExpansion before it starts, click the File tab, and then click Options. In
the Excel Options dialog box, click Proofing, and then click the AutoCorrect Options button to
display the AutoCorrect dialog box. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, clear the Include
New Rows And Columns In Table check box, and then click OK twice.
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