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Chapter 4. Working with Tables > Understanding Tables in PowerPoint

Understanding Tables in PowerPoint

You've probably created tables in other applications such as Word, or maybe even in a previous version of PowerPoint, and discovered what a valuable way to communicate information they offer. A table is essentially an object that conveys related information in columns and rows. In addition to making information easier to understand, tables do so using a minimum amount of space. For example, rather than creating three separate bullet list slides, each listing the five most important features of your three main products, you could summarize all of this information in a table on a single slide. You could still present information on individual slides and then summarize everything at the end of the presentation in a table. In PowerPoint, tables offer both convenience and flexibility.

You can include a table in a PowerPoint presentation in one of two ways:


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