Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 16: More Things to Insert on Your Slides
Figure 16-4: Inserting a table.
Drawing a table
A third way to create a table is to use the Draw Table command. The Draw
Table command lets you draw complicated tables onscreen by using a simple
set of drawing tools. This command is ideal for creating tables that are not
a simple grid of rows and columns, but rather a complex conglomeration in
which some cells span more than one row and others span more than one
Here’s the procedure for creating a table by using the Draw Table tool:
1. On the Insert tab on the Ribbon, click the Table button in the Tables
group and then choose Draw Table from the menu that appears.
PowerPoint changes the cursor to a little pencil.
2. Draw the overall shape of the table by dragging the mouse to create a
rectangular boundary for the table.
When you release the mouse button, a table with a single cell is created,
as shown in Figure 16-5. Notice also in this figure that Table Tools is
displayed on the Ribbon.
3. Click the Draw Table button in the Table Tools Design tab (shown in
The mouse pointer changes into a little pencil when you click this