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

Modifying tables with the Layout tab

When you select a table, the Design and Layout tabs will appear on the right side of the Ribbon. You can make a variety of changes to a table using the commands on the Layout tab.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn about the different commands on the Layout tab.

edit hotspotsusing commands on the Table Layout tab

Text Direction

Changing the text direction can add style to your table. It can also help to save space if you need to fit more columns in your table.