Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Entering Data in a Table
Trouble? If you inserted a table with the wrong number of rows or columns, click
the Undo button to remove the table, and then repeat Steps 3 through 5.
To delete a table, select
it, right-click it, and then
click Cut. If you press the
Delete key instead, you’ll
delete the contents of the
table, but not the table
itself.
6. Move the mouse pointer over the empty table to display handles for moving and
sizing the table. The Table Select handle appears in the table’s upper-left
corner. You can click to select the entire table, or you can drag it to move the
table. You can drag the Table Resize handle, the small rectangular handle in the
lower-right corner, to change the size of the table. See Figure 3-8.
Figure 3-8
Blank table inserted in document
Tab le Tools
contextual tabs
column widths
visible on ruler
Table Resize ha ndle
a c ell
Table Sel ect handle
end-of-row ma rk
insertion point
end-of-cell mark
The blank table is ready for you to begin entering information.
Entering Data in a Table
You can enter data in a table by moving the insertion point to a cell and typing. If the data
takes up more than one line in the cell, Word automatically wraps the text to the next line
and increases the height of that cell (and all the cells in that row). To move the insertion
point to another cell in the table, you can click in that cell, use the arrow keys, or use the
Tab key.
To enter data into the table:
1. Verify that the insertion point is located in the upper-left cell.
2. Type Item . As you type, the end-of-cell mark moves right to accommodate the text.
3. Press the Tab key to move the insertion point to the next cell to the right.
Trouble? If Word created a new paragraph in the first cell rather than moving
the insertion point to the second cell, you pressed the Enter key instead of the Tab
key. Press the Backspace key to remove the paragraph mark, and then press the
Tab key to move to the second cell in the first row.
4. Type Materials Cost , and then press the Tab key to move to the first cell in the
second row. Notice that when you press the Tab key in the right column, the
insertion point moves to the first cell in the next row.
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