Working with a Table
Once a table inserted, you will need to be able to navigate the table, select different aspects of it and be able to move and resize the table.
Navigate a Table
There are three main methods of navigating a table in Word:
- Click in the required cell using the mouse
- Use the up, down, left and right arrow keys on the keyboard
- Use the Tab key to move forward in the table, and the Shift + Tab keys to move backwards
Select Aspects of a Table
To work with a table you will need to be able to select a table's cell, row, column and the table itself.
- Position the insertion point in the cell, row or column that you want to select
- Click the Layout tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
- Click the Select button in the Table group
- Choose the required table option from the list
Resize a Table
To resize a table in Word:
- Click anywhere inside the table
- The tables resize handle appears in the lower right hand corner
- Click and drag the table to the desired size
The rows and columns of a table can also be resized in a similar manner. Hover the mouse cursor over the border of the row and column until the resize handle appears, and then click and drag to the required size.
Move a Table
To move a table:
- Hover over or click inside the table so that the Move Handle appears
- Click the handle to select the table
- Click and drag the handle to move the table to the required position on the page