Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Information to a Table
Adding Tables to
Slides
4. Whenyou’refinished,clickoutsidethetableorclicktheDrawTablebutton
(Alt,JT,D)totoggleoffdrawing.
Your custom-drawn table is now part of your slide.
Click inside any cell to start adding data.
Tip: When you draw a table by hand, PowerPoint doesn’t format the table according to your
presentation’s theme. If you want to add some color to your table, apply a table style: On the Table Tools | Design
tab, choose a table from the Table Styles gallery (Alt, JT, A). Kepp reading to learn more about giving your
PowerPoint tables style.
Adding Information to a Table
After you’ve inserted a table on a slide, click inside any cell and start typing to fill in
information. To move to the next cell, press Tab. You can also use the arrow keys to
navigate the table’s cells.
Use the Mini Toolbar or Home tab’s formatting buttons to format the text you add
to a table.
Editing a Table
Much of what you can do to edit a table—add or delete rows and columns, merge or
split cells, view or hide gridlines—happens the same way in PowerPoint as in Word,
using the Table Tools | Design and Table Tools | Layout contextual tabs. So if you
want to work with your table in any of the ways listed in Table 21-2, flip to the page
referenced there.
Table 21-2. Where to find information about working with tables
Topic
Page Number
Inserting rows and columns
88
Moving rows and columns
89
Merging and splitting cells
90
Applying a table style
91
Applying shading
93
Working with borders
64
Selecting all or part of a table
Because PowerPoint tables are objects inside a frame, selecting parts of a table may
be different from doing the same thing in Word. Here’s how to select all or part of a
table on a PowerPoint slide:
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