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6. Continue to use the Draw Table pointer to draw the columns and rows shown in
Figure 3-36. For example, to draw the column border for the “Dark Sky Protocol” col-
umn, click at the top of the rectangle, where you want the column to begin, and
drag down to the bottom of the rectangle. Use the same technique to draw rows. If
you make a mistake, use the Undo button. To delete a border, click the Eraser button
on the Tables and Borders toolbar, click the border you want to erase, and then click
the Eraser button again to turn it off. Don’t expect to draw the table perfectly the first
time. You may have to practice until you become comfortable with the Draw Table
pointer, but once you can use it well, you will find it a helpful tool for creating com-
plex tables. Click the Draw Table button on the Tables and Borders toolbar again to
turn off the Draw Table pointer.
7. Change the Zoom setting to 100%. In the left column, type the text “Dark Sky
Protocol”. With the pointer still in that cell, click the Change Text Direction button on
the Tables and Borders toolbar twice to position the text vertically. Format the text in
28-point Times New Roman, and then center it in the cell using the Align Center
option on the Tables and Borders toolbar. ( Hint : You will probably have to adjust and
readjust the row and column borders throughout this project, until all the elements of
the table are positioned properly.)
8. Type the remaining text, as shown in Figure 3-36. Replace the name “Sarah Vernon”
with your own name. Use boldface as shown in Figure 3-36 to draw attention to key
elements. Use the font styles, font sizes, and alignment options you think appropriate.
9. Click the blank cell in the top row of the table. Click the Drawing button on the
Standard toolbar to display the Drawing toolbar, if necessary. Click the AutoShapes
button on the Drawing toolbar, point to Stars and Banners, and then click the 5-Point
Star shape. A box appears in the cell with the text “Create your drawing here.” If the
Drawing Canvas toolbar opens, close it. Click anywhere within the blank cell. The star
shape is inserted in the cell or somewhere nearby. The star is selected, as indicated by
the small circles, called selection handles, that surround it. If necessary, drag the star
to position it neatly within the cell. If the star is not the right size, click the lower-right
selection handle, and drag up or down to adjust the size of the star so that it fits within
the cell borders more precisely. With the star still selected, click the Fill Color list
arrow on the Drawing toolbar, and then click a yellow square in the color palette.
10. Adjust column widths and row heights so that the table is attractive and easy to read.
11. Now that you have organized the information using the Word table tools, you can
remove the borders so that the printed information sheet doesn’t look like a table.
Click the Table Move handle to select the entire table, click Table on the menu bar,
click Table Properties, click the Table tab if it is not already selected, click the Borders
and Shading button, click the Borders tab if it is not already selected, click the None
option, click the OK button, and then click the OK button again. The borders are
removed from the table; gridlines will not be visible on the printed page. (Depending
on how your computer is set up, they may not be visible on your screen, either. If
gridlines are not displayed, click Table on the menu bar, and then click Show
12. Save your work, preview the document, make any necessary adjustments, print it,
and then close the document.