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Chapter 18. Charts and Tables > Adding a Table to a Slide

Adding a Table to a Slide

Tables can help you present information efficiently. Creating and formatting a table in PowerPoint is similar to performing the same tasks in Word. See Chapter 7 for more details.

To add a table to a new slide

1.
To create a new slide, click the New Slide icon on the Standard toolbar, choose Insert > New Slide, or press .

The New Slide dialog box appears.

2.
In the New Slide dialog box, select the Table layout and click OK.

The new slide appears.

3.
Double-click the “Double click to add table” placeholder on the new slide.

The Insert Table dialog box appears (Figure 18.45).

Figure 18.45. Specify the number of columns and rows for the new table.


4.
Specify the number of columns and rows, and then click OK.

The table is added to the slide, and the Tables and Borders toolbar appears (Figure 18.46).

Figure 18.46. A blank table with the specified number of columns and rows appears on the slide. Use the Table and Borders toolbar to format the cells and modify the table.


5.
Enter the table's text. Format it as desired by selecting cells and choosing commands from the Tables and Borders toolbar.


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