Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
When you select this command, the mouse pointer changes to a pencil icon when over the message
body. You start by dragging in the message to define the outer boundary of the table. Then drag
within the table to place vertical and horizontal lines to define cells. When you are finished, press
Esc to exit table drawing mode.
Inserting a Table
You can also create a table using the Insert Table command on the Table menu. This command
brings up the Insert Table dialog box, shown in Figure 6.19. Specify the number of columns and
rows in the Table Size section, and then select one of the AutoFit options:
n Fixed Column Width: Select Auto to have column width set automatically based on the
number of columns and the window width, or select a specific column width.
n AutoFit to Contents: The width of each column in the table automatically increases or
decreases to fit the data that the column contains.
n AutoFit to Window: The width of the entire table adjusts to fit in the window width,
and individual columns change accordingly.
If you select the Remember Dimensions for New Tables option, the size of the table (number of
rows and columns) that you specify will be the new default the next time you display the Insert
Table dialog box.
Inserting a table into an email message using the Insert Table command.
Creating a Table in Excel
One of the commands on Outlook’s Table menu is Excel Spreadsheet. When you select this
command, Outlook inserts a small, blank Excel spreadsheet in your message, as shown in Figure 6.20.
You will also notice that the ribbons at the top of the message have changed to Excel commands. You
can add data, text, formulas, and other elements to the spreadsheet just as if you were working in
Excel — which, in effect, you are. Using this command requires that you have Excel installed on