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Create a Table

Create a table in Microsoft Word to organise data, use forms or export data into Excel. There are many reasons for using tables in Word.

Create a Table

There are two main ways of creating a table in Word.

Use the Insert Table Button

  1. Click in the document where you want to position your table
  2. Click on the Insert Table button on the Standard toolbar
  3. Select the number of rows and columns you want from the drop down menu
  4. Insert a table in Word 2003

Use the Table Menu

  1. Click in the document where you want to position your table
  2. Click Table > Insert > Table
  3. The Insert Table dialogue box is displayed

    Create a table in Word 2003

  4. Enter the Number of columns and Number of rows that you want to use
  5. Select an option from the AutoFit behavior panel
  6. Fixed column width: Create a table with the width of the columns set to the measurement entered in the spin box. The default setting of Auto will fill use equal width columns covering the width of the document

    AutoFit to contents: The columns of the table will automatically adjust to fit the contents within them

    AutoFit to window: Useful when saving a document as a webpage. The table will resize to fit the web browser's window

  7. Click Ok
  8. Word table in a document

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