Create a Table

Tables are used to display data in a table format.

Create a Table

To create a table:

  • Place the cursor on the page where you want the new table
  • Click the INSERT Tab of the Ribbon
  • Click the TableButton on the Tables group.  You can create a table one of four ways:
    • Highlight the number of row and columns
    • Click Insert Table and enter the number of rows and columns
    • Click the Draw Table, create your table by clicking and entering the rows and columns
    • Click Excel Spreadsheet and enter data


Enter Date in a Table

Place the cursor in the cell where you wish to enter the information.  Begin typing.


Modify the Table Structure and Format a Table

To modify the structure of a table:

  • Click the table and notice that you have two new tabs on the Ribbon:  Design and Layout.  These pertain to the table design and layout.

On the DESIGN tab, you can choose:

  • Table Style Option
  • Table Styles
  • Draw Borders


To format a table, click the table and then click the LAYOUT tab on the Ribbon.  From her you can:

  • View Gridlines and Properties (Table group)
  • Insert Rows and Columns (Rows & Columns group)
  • Delete the Table, Rows and/or Columns (Rows & Columns group)
  • Merge or Split Cells (Merge group)
  • Increase and decrease cell size (Cell Size group)
  • Align text within the cells and change text directions (Alignment group)


Insert a Table from Word or Excel

  • Open the Word document or Excel worksheet
  • Select the chart
  • Click Copy on the HOME tab
  • Go to the PowerPoint document where you want the chart located
  • Click Paste on the HOME tab