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Chapter 5. Creating Tables > Inserting and Working with Tables

Inserting and Working with Tables

Now that you have a good idea as to what a table is and what it's used for, let's start working with them. I want to talk specifics when it comes to working with the different options and how these options will affect the appearance of your table. You can insert a table by choosing Insert, Table to launch the Insert Table dialog box—the same one you looked at earlier. Most of the settings are self-explanatory; however, what's not self-explanatory is how they directly affect the table. This is very important because if you get undesired effects with your table, your entire design can be compromised. You can enter in how many rows and columns you want your table to have. If you're not sure, just guess; it's an easy change later on. Border, cell spacing, and cell padding are all personal preferences. How much space do you need in and around your cell? Do you want a border, and if so, how big or thick do you want the border lines to be? Again, these are easy changes later on if you're not sure right now. All these options—borders, spacing, padding, number of columns, and number of rows—are inside the Properties Inspector; to get there, choose OK and exit this dialog box and then enter the document. Refer to Figure 5.3 to see the options inside the Properties Inspector.

Figure 5.3. Many of the initial table setup options are available in the Properties Inspector.



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