PowerPoint > PowerPoint 2007 Foundation > Using Tables on Slides

Create a Table

PowerPoint can be used to create simple table layouts, however bare in mind that complex tables and small text may be difficult to read by your audience.

In PowerPoint 2007 tables can be inserted using a slide layout with the content placeholder, or inserted manually from the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

Create a table using the slide layout

  1. If you are using a slide layout with the content placeholder, click the Insert Table icon
  2. Insert table icon

  3. The Insert Table dialogue box appears
  4. Insert table dialogue box

    Enter the number of rows and columns that you need

  5. Click Ok
  6. The table is inserted onto the slide and the Table Tools contextual tabs appear on the Ribbon for further table formatting

Insert a table

  1. Click the Table button in the Tables group of the Insert tab
  2. The Table Grid appears.

    Inserting a table

  3. Select the number of rows and columns you need for your table using the grid and click the mouse
  4. The table is inserted onto the slide and the Table Tools contextual tabs appear on the Ribbon for further table formatting

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