Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Table basics
Table basics
You’ll start by looking at the basics of building a table and then you’ll begin to construct a
table within a presentation. There are some terms you should know before you build a table.
NAME
DESCRIPTION
Header row
The name of the labels along the top row that explain what is
contained in each column
Cells
The boxes where rows and columns intersect that contain a data
item
Row labels
The labels in the first column that describe what information is in
each row
Borders
The lines in the table that define where the rows and columns are
Gridlines
The gray lines that show where the columns and rows will be if
you apply a border
A
B
C
D
E
A. Row label. B. Border. C. Cells. D. Gridline. E. Header row.
Tables are a good choice for side-by-side comparisons of measurable data, while charts allow you to
present data visually for impact.
Creating a table
In this exercise, you’ll create a table and enter text.
1
Choose Start > Programs > Microsoft Oi ce > Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. A blank title
page opens. You’ll open an existing PowerPoint i le for this exercise.
2
Choose File > Open. PowerPoint displays the Open dialog box.
3
Navigate to the Oi ceLessons folder. Double-click the PPT03lessons folder, select the
i le pp0301, and then click Open. A PowerPoint presentation opens entitled Destined
to Travel.
4
Choose File > Save As, type pp0301_complete in the Name text i eld and press Save.
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