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Working with Tables
Working with Tables
Tables, of course, are ideal for tabular data—text or numbers in a gridlike layout of rows
and columns, such as the list of keyboard shortcuts shown earlier in Table 8-1. But
resourceful Word users find many other uses for tables. For example, when you want to have
headings in the left column that align with text in the right column, use a table. Such a layout is
used in documents such as resumes and in forms such as the fax cover sheet created by the
Origin Fax template. Figure 8-4 shows this template, which is one of the samples included
with Word 2010.
Figure 8-4 This template uses two tables to align text. The gridlines in these tables do not print.
Creating a Table
Word provides several ways to add a table to your document:
Insert Table Using either a quick-entry gallery or a dialog box, you can insert an
empty grid into your document.
Draw Table You can use a mouse or a stylus to sketch out a table layout, which
Word converts to carefully aligned columns and rows.
Convert Text To Table If you have existing document text with some sort of
separator between column data (a paragraph mark or a tab, space, or other character),
Word can create a table and place the text in table cells.
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