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Working With Table

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Create a Table

Step1. Click the Insert tab, and click Table button. This will display a simple grid shown below. When you move your mouse over the grid cells, it makes a table in the table which appears in the document. You can make your table having desired number of rows and columns.

 

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Step2. Click the square representing the lower-right corner of your table, which will create a actual table in your document and word goes in table design mode giving lots of options to work with table as shown below.

 

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Step3. This is the optional step if you want to have fancy table. Click Table Styles button to display a gallery of table styles. When you move your mouse over any of the styles, it shows real time preview of your actual table.

 

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Step4. To select any of the styles, just click over the built-in table style and you will see that selected style has been applied on your table.

 

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Delete a Table

Step1. Click anywhere in the table you want to delete.

Step2. Click the Layout tab, and click Delete Table option under the Delete Table Button to delete complete table from the document along with its content.

 

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Rows & Columns 

Add a Row

Step1. Click a row where you want to add an additional row and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

 

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Step2. Now use Row & Column group of buttons to add any row below or above to the selected row. If you click Insert Below button, it will add a row just below the selected row as follows.

 

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If you click Insert Above button, it will add a row just above the selected row.

 

Delete a Row

Step1. Click a row which you want to delete from the table and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

 

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Step2. Click the Layout tab, and click Delete Rows option under the Delete Table Button to delete the selected row.

 

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Add a Column

Step1. Click a column where you want to add an additional column and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

 

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Step2. Now use Row & Column group of buttons to add any column left or right to the selected column. If you click Insert Left button, it will add a column just left to the selected column as follows.

 

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If you click Insert Right button, it will add a column just right to the selected column.

 

Delete a Column

Step1. Click a column which you want to delete from the table and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

 

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Step2. Click the Layout tab, and click Delete Column option under the Delete Table Button to delete the selected column.

 

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Move a Table

Step1. Bring your mouse pointer over the table which you want to move from location to another location. As soon as you bring your mouse pointer inside the table, a small Cross Icon will appear at the top-left corner of the table as shown below.

 

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Step2. Click over the small Cross Icon which will select the whole table. Once table is selected, use Cut button or simply press Ctrl + X keys to cut the table from its original location.

Step3. Bring your insertion point at the location where you want to move the table and use Paste button or simply press Ctrl + V keys to paste the table at the new location.

 

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Resize a Table

Step1. Bring your mouse pointer over the table which you want to resize. As soon as you bring your mouse pointer inside the table, a small Cross Icon will appear at the top-left corner and a small Resize Icon will appear at the bottom-right corner of the table as shown below.

 

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Step2. Bring mouse cursor over the Resize Icon till it changes to diagonal double sided arrow and this is the time when you need to press left mouse button and keep holding the button while resizing the table. Drag the table up to make it shorter or down to make it larger. You can drag the table diagonally to simultaneously change both the width and height of the table.

 

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