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Chapter 9. Tables > Selecting Table Cells

Selecting Table Cells

In many cases, to format the contents of table cells or restructure a table, you must begin by selecting the cells you want to change. Selecting table cells is very similar to selecting other document text, but there are some tricks to make it easier.

To select a cell

1.
Position the mouse pointer in the far left side of the cell so it points to the right (Figure 19). This is the cell's selection bar.

Figure 19. Position the mouse pointer in the cell's selection bar.


2.
Click once. The cell becomes selected (Figure 20).

Figure 20. Click to select the cell.


or

1.
Position the mouse pointer at the beginning of a cell's contents. The mouse pointer must look like an I-beam pointer (Figure 21).

Figure 21. Position the I-beam pointer at the beginning of the cell's contents.


2.
Press the mouse button down and drag through the contents of the cell. When you release the mouse button, the cell is selected (Figure 22).

Figure 22. Drag through the cell's contents to select it.


or

1.
Position the insertion point anywhere within the cell you want to select.

2.
Choose Table > Select > Cell (Figure 23).

Figure 23. The Select submenu under the Table menu offers commands for selecting all or part of a table.



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