Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding Tables to Slides
Adding Tables to
Slides
Inserting a table when you add a new slide
To create a brand-new slide and put a table on it in just a few steps, do this:
1. In theSlidespane,select the slideyouwantyournew table to follow.Click
theHometab,andthenclicktheNewSlidebutton’sdownarrow(Alt,H,I).
PowerPoint shows you its gallery of slide types.
2. Picktheslideyouwant.Chooseonethathasacontentbox,suchasTitleand
Content.
Your new slide appears in the Slides pane and becomes the active slide in the
work area.
3. Intheslide’scontentbox,clickInsertTable.
The Insert Table dialog box opens, asking you to choose the number of columns
and rows for the new table.
4. Setthenumberofcolumnsandrows(youcanalwaysinsertanddeletethem
later)andthenclickOK.
PowerPoint inserts a table, preformatted to match your presentation’s theme,
into the slide.
Tip: Don’t try to cram too much information into a table on a slide. Too many rows and columns, or
text that’s squeezed to fit into a cramped cell, will have your audience squinting as they try to read the
table’s content.
Inserting a table on an existing slide
Here’s how to insert a table on a blank slide:
1. GototheInserttabandclicktheTablebutton(Alt,N,T).
A menu opens with a 10 × 8 grid, shown in Figure 21-8, that lets you select the
number of columns and rows you want in your table.
2. Usethemousepointerorarrowkeystochoosehowmanycolumnsandrows
youwant.
As you make your selections, you see a live preview of your table-in-progress
on the slide.
3. Whenthetablelooksgood,clickorpressEnter.
PowerPoint inserts your new table on the slide.
Insert a table using an Excel-style spreadsheet
As in Word, you can also create a table by entering your data in an Excel-style
spreadsheet, which PowerPoint then converts to a table. Select Insert Table Excel
Spreadsheet (Alt, N, T, X), type in your data, and then click outside the spreadsheet
area to convert the data into a table.
 
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