Using tables in Word can help organize content in different ways. When using Word tables can be used for text and numerical data.

Creating tables

To create tables using the Insert Table button on the Standard toolbar:

  • Click the Insert Table button. Insert table button.
  • Drag the number of columns and rows you want in your table.

To create tables using the Draw Tables button:

  • Click the Draw Tables button on the Tables and Borders toolbar. The mouse pointer turns into a pencil. Draw table button
  • Drag the pencil to create a rectangle about the size of the table you want.
  • Release the mouse button. The border of the table appears in your document.
  • Use the pencil again to draw in column and row borders.
  • Click the Draw Table button again to change the pencil back into an I-beam.

Demonstration of drawing a table.