Inserting and Formatting Tables in Word 2007

Tables are a great way to display information.

Inserting a Table

To create a Table in Word 2007:

  1. Click where you want to insert a table.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table, and then, under Insert Table, drag to select the number of rows and columns you want.

Formatting a Table

To insert a row or column in an existing table:

  1. Click in the row or column adjoining the location where you want to insert the row or column.
  2. Right-click your mouse and point to Insert.
  3. Click the option that matches what you want to do.

To merge cells:

  1. Select the cells you want to merge.
  2. Right-click and select Merge Cells.

To shade cells:

  1. Select the cells, columns, or rows you want to shade.
  2. Select Table Tools on the Ribbon.
  3. Click the Shading icon.
  4. Click the color you want to use for shading.

To change cell margins:

  1. Right-click within the table.
  2. Select Table Properties from the context menu.
  3. Click the Options button on the Table tab.
  4. Adjust the margins to your desired settings and click OK.

To change column width:

  1. Select the columns that you want to change.
  2. Right-click and select Table Properties from the context menu.
  3. Select the Column tab at the top of the window.
  4. Adjust the column width to your desired setting and click OK.

To change the borders of a table:

  1. Right-click in the table.
  2. Select Borders and Shading.
  3. Adjust the borders to your desired settings and click OK.

To change the direction of text within cells:

  1. Right-click within the table.
  2. Select Text Direction.
  3. Select the orientation that meets your needs.

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