Lesson 10
Working with Tables
Computer Literacy
BASICS: A
Comprehensive Guide
to IC3, 3rd Edition
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Morrison / Wells
Objectives
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Create a table and insert text.
Insert and delete rows and columns.
Adjust column width and row height.
Vocabulary
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ascending order
cell
descending order
gridlines
merging cells
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Quick Tables
splitting cells
Introduction
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The table features in Word make the task of
arranging text and numbers in columns both
quick and easy.
Borders and shading also help to organize
information in a meaningful way.
Creating a Table
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A table consists of cells to which you add
content, such as text, numbers, or graphics.
A cell represents one intersection of a row and a
column.
Rows go across and columns go down.
To create a table, you must first decide many
columns and rows you want.
Creating a Table (continued)
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Drag the mouse pointer down and across to
highlight the number of columns and rows you
want in the table.
Creating a Table (continued)
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To move the insertion point from one cell to
another, you can press the arrow keys or
Tab.
The Ribbon shows Table Tools you can use
to format and edit tables.
Creating a Table: Quick Quiz
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A ____ represents one intersection of a row
and a column in a table.
Answer: cell
Which keys do you use to move the insertion
point from one cell to another?
Answer: arrow keys or Tab.
True or False? In a table, rows go across
and columns go down.
Answer: True.
Modifying the Table Structure
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Inserting Rows and Columns:
To insert a new row at the end of the table, position
the insertion point in the last cell and press Tab.
To insert a new row or column anywhere else in the
table, use the insert commands on the Table Tools
Layout tab.
Modifying the Table Structure
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Deleting Rows and Columns:
To remove rows or columns, you must choose
the Delete commands on the Table Tools
Layout tab.
When you delete a row or column, the text in
the cells is also deleted.
Modifying the Table Structure
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Adjusting Column Width and Row Height:
When you create a table, Word makes all the
columns the same width.
You can adjust the width of each column
automatically using the AutoFit feature.
Modifying the Table Structure
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Merging and Splitting Table Cells:
You can merge cells when you want to create a
heading to span across two or more columns.
You can split a cell into two or more rows and/or two
or more columns.
You can also split a table into two separate tables.
Modifying the Table Structure:
quick quiz
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True or False? When you remove the boundary
between two cells, you are merging the cells.
Answer: True.
True or False? To insert a new row at the end of the
table, you can position the insertion point in the last
cell and press Enter.
Answer: False. To insert a new row at the end of
the table, you can position the insertion point in the
last cell and press Tab.
Modifying the Table Structure:
quick quiz
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True or False? When you delete a row or
column, the text in the cells is also deleted.
Answer: True.
Where are the commands for merging and
splitting cells located?
Answer: On the Table Tools Layout tab in
the Merge group.
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Summary
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In this lesson, you learned:
 The table feature in Word enables you to
organize and arrange text and numbers easily.
 To change the layout of information after you
create a table, you can insert and delete rows
and columns.
 The AutoFit feature automatically adjusts the
width of a column based on the contents of the
cells in a column.
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