Use tables in PowerPoint presentations to display important data. Learn to use the PowerPoint table function in this lesson.
When you select a table in PowerPoint 2010, Design and Layout tabs appear under Table Tools on the Ribbon. Using commands on the Layout tab, you can make a variety of modifications to the table.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn about the different ways you can modify a table with the Layout tab.
Making the text vertical can add style to your table. It also saves space, allowing you to fit more columns in your table.
By changing the alignment of a cell, you can control exactly where the text is located. In the example below, the cell text is aligned to the bottom-right.
To keep your table looking neat and organized, you may want to distribute the rows or columns equally, which makes them all the same size. You can distribute the rows or columns for the entire table or just a portion of it.
You can type a desired row height or column width for your cells. If you want, you can click AutoFit, and it will automatically adjust the column widths based on the text inside them.
Some tables require a layout that doesn't conform to the standard grid. In these cases, you may need to merge or split cells.
You can insert or delete rows and columns in your table. This can be especially useful if you need to add something to the middle of your table.