Use tables in PowerPoint presentations to display important data. Learn to use the PowerPoint table function in this lesson.

Modifying tables

It's easy to modify the look and feel of any table after adding it to a slide. PowerPoint includes several options for customizing a table, including adding rows or columns and changing the table style.

To resize a table:

To move a table:

To add a row or column:

  1. Click a cell adjacent to the location where you want to add a row or column.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking a cell
  2. Click the Layout tab on the right side of the Ribbon.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking the Layout tab
  3. Locate the Rows & Columns group. If you want to insert a new row, select either Insert Above or Insert Below. If you want to insert a new column, select either Insert Left or Insert Right.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Inserting a new row
  4. The new row or column will appear.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The inserted row

To delete a row or column:

  1. Select the desired row or column by clicking any cell in that row or column, then select the Layout tab.
  2. In the Rows & Columns group, click the Delete command, then select Delete Rows or Delete Columns from the menu that appears.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Deleting a row
  3. The selected row or column will be deleted.

To delete a table:

You can also access the Insert and Delete commands by right-clicking a table.

Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Accessing the Insert and Delete commands by right-clicking