Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Editing Tables
Figure 15-6 You can easily create a table within a table to help display your data as completely
as possible.
To create a nested table, simply click in the cell in which you want to add the second table
and repeat the table creation steps described previously. For example, you can add a Quick
Table or choose to draw the table freehand. Either way, you can then use Table Styles to
format the table to achieve the look you want.
For more about formatting your table with Table Styles, see the section titled “Chang-
ing Table Format by Using Table Styles,” on page 480.
Editing Tables
One of the nice aspects about tables is that once you get the structure in place that you
like—which data goes in the rows, and which data goes in the columns—you can easily
plug different data sets in to display different results.
Once your data is entered, you might want to reorganize it, edit it, add to it, and delete
some of it. That means adding rows and columns—perhaps moving the rows you already
have—and deleting others. You might decide to rearrange the order of columns, which
means moving data from one side of the table to the other. To do that without any
unexpected surprises (“Hey, why did Word paste my whole table in that single cell?!”), you need
to understand some of the hidden features behind the table display you see on your screen.
Displaying Table Formatting Marks
One of the secrets in moving and editing table data successfully lies in seeing the unseen.
Each cell, row, and column in a table is given a marker that delineates the end of the item.
When you move, copy, or paste information, these unseen markers might go along, giving
you unexpected results at best or overwriting your existing data at worst. To display the
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