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Use the Insert Table dialog box Microsoft Office 2007

    Draw the size and position of the table with the mouse.

    Convert existing text (divided by a delimiter character such as a Tab or comma).

    Creating a table by highlighting rows and columns

    Creating a table by highlighting rows and columns can be fast, but it limits the size of your table to a maximum of eight rows and ten columns. To create a table by highlighting rows and columns, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Insert tab.

    2. In your document, move the cursor where you want to insert a table.

    3. Click the Table icon.

    A pull-down menu appears, as shown in Figure 6-2.

    Use
the Insert Table dialog box Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 6-2:

    The Table

    Pull-down menu displays squares that

    Represent the number of rows and columns for

    Your table.

    4. Move the mouse pointer to highlight the number of rows and columns you want to create for your table.

    When you highlight rows and columns, Word displays your table directly in your document so you can see exactly what your table will look like.

    5. Click the left mouse button when you're happy with the size of your

    Table.

    Creating a table with the Insert Table dialog box

    Creating a table by highlighting the number of rows and columns can be fast, but it limits the size of your table to a maximum of eight rows and ten columns. To create a table by defining a specific number of rows and columns (up to a maximum of 63 columns) and a column width, follow these steps:

    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 6-2).

    4. Click Insert Table.

    The Insert Table dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 6-3.

    Use
the Insert Table dialog box Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 6-3:

    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 Microsoft Office 2007

    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 6-4.

    Use
the Insert Table dialog box Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 6-4:

    Drawing a table with the mouse lets you create odd-shaped cells within a table.

    To draw a table in your document, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Insert tab.

    2. Click the Table icon.

    A pull-down menu appears.

    3. Click Draw Table.

    The mouse pointer turns into a pencil icon.

    4. Move the mouse pointer where you want to draw your table, hold down the left mouse button, and drag (move) the mouse to draw your

    Table.

    Word draws a rectangular dotted box to show you where your table will appear.

    5. Release the left mouse button when you're happy with the size and position of your table.

    6. Move the mouse pointer to the top/bottom or left/right side of the table, hold down the left mouse button, and drag (move) the mouse up and down (or right and left) to draw the boundaries for your table's rows and columns.

    7. Press Esc or double-click to turn the mouse pointer from a pencil icon back to an I-beam pointer.




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