How to insert and edit Tables [in Writer, Word or Pages]

Tables are a nice way to present information, or to use for spacing of a document. This post details how to insert a table into your word processing document.

To Insert a Table From the Insert Toolbar

Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table.

On the Standard bar, click the arrow next to the Table icon.In the table grid, drag to select the numbers of rows and columns that you want, and then release.

To cancel, drag to the other side until Cancel appears in the preview area of the grid, or you can hit the Esc key on your keyboard.

To Insert a Table With a Menu Command

Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table.

Choose Table – Insert – Table.

In the Size area, enter the number of rows and columns.Select the options that you want, click OK.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft has a page on how to insert a table, place a table inside another table and to explain about the Table Tools.

Mac: Pages

Apple has a video tutorial on creating and editing tables. You will need to have the Quicktime plugin for your browser to view this tutorial.

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