Tables

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

Modifying tables

PowerPoint includes several options for customizing tables, including moving and resizing, as well as adding rows and columns.

To move a table:

To resize 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. In our example, we'll select the cell that says Mystery.
    selecting a cell
  2. Click the Layout tab on the right side of the Ribbon.
  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.
    inserting a row
  4. The new row or column will appear.
    the newly inserted row

To delete a row or column:

  1. Select the desired row or column. In our example, we'll select the empty row at the bottom of the table.
    selecting the empty row
  2. From the Layout tab in the Rows & Columns group, click the Delete command, then select Delete Rows or Delete Columns from the menu.
    deleting a row
  3. The selected row or column will be deleted.
    the deleted row

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

righ-clicking to access the Insert and Delete options

To delete a table: