PowerPoint > PowerPoint 2007 Foundation > Using Tables on Slides

Enter and Edit Text

To enter text into a table;

  1. Click inside the cell you want to add the text to
  2. Type the text

Move around in the table

There are several ways to move around in a table;

  • Press the Tab key to move to the next cell, or press Shift + Tab to move to the preceding cell
  • Pressing the Tab key when in the last cell of the table will insert a new row

  • Use the arrow keys to navigate a table
  • Use the mouse to select the required cell

Select a Row

  • Point the mouse to the left or right of the row until a tiny black arrow appears Select table row. Click the mouse button
  • Or

  1. Click the Layout contextual tab under Table Tools on the ribbon
  2. Click the Select button in the Table group and click Select Row from the menu

Select table menu

Select a column

  • Point the mouse to the top or bottom of the column until a tiny black arrow appears Select table column. Click the mouse button
  • Or

  1. Click the Layout contextual tab under Table Tools on the ribbon
  2. Click the Select button in the Table group and click Select Column from the menu

Select a cell

  • Point the mouse to the bottom left corner of the cell until a tiny black arrow appears Select table cell. Click the mouse button
  • Click and drag the mouse pointer to select multiple cells

Select the table

  • Position the mouse pointer on the outermost perimeter of the table and click the mouse button
  • Or

  1. Click the Layout contextual tab under Table Tools on the ribbon
  2. Click the Select button in the Table group and click Select Table from the menu

Delete cell contents

  1. Select the cell with the contents you wish to delete
  2. Press the Delete key

Delete a Table

If you decide that the table is no longer needed, it can be deleted.

  1. Select the table
  2. Press the Delete key

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