Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Tables to Slides
Adding Tables to
As you select the
number of rows and
columns you want
for the table, Live
Preview shows how
the table will look,
formatting to fit your
Tip: If the spreadsheet entry area is too small to work with, expand the box that holds the spreadsheet by
clicking a corner resizing handle and dragging it outward.
Later, if you want to edit the table’s data, double-click the table. PowerPoint changes
it back to a spreadsheet, and you can edit the cells.
Drawing a table
You can also draw your table freehand, which is helpful when you need a table with
rows or columns of different widths or some cells split into subsections. It’s easy:
1. Make the slide that will hold the table your active slide. Then select
Insert ➝ Table ➝ DrawTable(Alt,N,T,D).
Your mouse pointer changes to a pencil. Click and drag to draw a rectangle.
When it’s the size you want your table to be, let go of the mouse button.
On the right side of the Table Tools | Design tab, click the Draw Table button
(Alt, JT, D).
Draw borders between the rows and columns of your table. If you make a
mistake, click the Table Tools | Design tab’s Eraser button (Alt, JT, E) to erase a line.
Click the Draw Table button (Alt, JT, D) to go back to drawing.