Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting or Deleting Rows and Columns
The Table Tools Layout tab contains buttons in the Rows & Columns group for inserting
rows or columns above, below, to the left, or to the right of the selected cell(s), as shown
in Figure 8.8. By default, each button inserts a single row or column at a time, but if
you select multiple existing ones beforehand, these commands insert as many as you’ve
selected. For example, to insert three new rows, select three existing rows and then click
Insert Above or Insert Below.
FIGURE 8.7
Set a precise height and width for the table from the Table Size group.
FIGURE 8.8
Insert rows or columns by using these buttons on the Layout tab.
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Alternatively, you can right-click any existing row or column, point to Insert, and choose
one of the commands on the submenu. These commands are the same as the names of the
buttons in Figure 8.8.
Adding new rows increases the overall vertical size of the table frame, even to the point where it runs off the bottom
of the slide. You might need to adjust the overall frame size after adding rows. On the other hand, inserting columns
does not change the overall frame size; it simply resizes the existing columns so that they all i t and are all a uniform
size (unless you have manually adjusted any of them to be a custom size).
To delete a row or column (or more than one of each), select the row(s) or column(s) that
you want to delete, and then open the Delete button’s menu on the Table Tools Layout tab
and choose Delete Rows or Delete Columns.
You cannot insert or delete individual cells in a PowerPoint table. (This is unlike in Excel, where you can remove indi-
vidual cells and then shift the remaining ones up or to the left.)
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