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Chapter 7. Creating and Inserting Tables > Converting Text to a Table

Converting Text to a Table

You can easily convert text into a table. This is especially easy when the text is already separated by tabs. After you convert the table, then you can apply styles to it.

1.
Select all the lines of the existing text that you want to convert into a table.

2.
Click the Insert Table button on the Standard toolbar.

or

Select Table > Convert > Convert Text to Table (Figure 7.33).

Figure 7.33. Select the text that you want to convert into a table, and then select Table > Convert > Convert Text to Table.


The Convert Text to Table dialog box appears (Figure 7.34).

Figure 7.34. The Convert Text to Table dialog box appears.


3.
In the Convert Text to Table dialog box, enter settings for the number of columns and rows, or click AutoFormat to select a format for the table if you want, then click OK.

Your selected text converts into a table (Figure 7.35). To adjust formatting and style, see "Editing the Table Structure" or "Manually Setting Borders and Shading," above.

Figure 7.35. Your selected text converts into a table.



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