Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Organizing Text in Tables
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. Move the cursor where you want to insert a table.
3. Click the Table icon.
A pull-down menu appears (refer to Figure 7-3).
4. Click Insert Table.
The Insert Table dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 7-4.
Figure 7-4:
The Insert
Table dialog
box lets
you specify
an exact
number of
rows and
columns.
5. Click in the Number of Columns text box and type a number between 1
and 63, or click the up/down arrows to define the number of columns.
6. Click in the Number of Rows text box and type a number or click the
up/down arrows to define the number of rows.
7. Select one of the following radio buttons in the AutoFit Behavior
group:
Fixed Column Width: Defines a fixed size for the column widths,
such as 0.3 inches
AutoFit to Contents: Defines the width of a column based on the
width of the largest item stored in that column
AutoFit to Window: Expands (or shrinks) the table to fit within the
current size of the document window
8. Click OK.
Word draws the table in your document.
Creating a table with the mouse
Drawing a table can be especially useful when you want to place a table in the
middle of a page and create rows and columns of different sizes, as shown in
Figure 7-5.
 
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