Working with Tables

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

Working with tables

Tables allow large amounts of text and/or numbers to be presented in an organized and easy-to-read fashion. Student roll books, sport statistics, address books, math formulas, menus, and many other documents often incorporate tables to share information.

Similar to columns, tables can be challenging at first. Word has created an entire menu to help assist you in creating your first table.

Here are a few important terms to know before you begin creating tables:

  • Row: A row runs horizontal in a table and is divided by borders.
  • Borders: This separates lines in the table.
  • Column: A column runs perpendicular in a table and is divided by borders.
  • Cell: A cell is the box that is created when your rows and columns intersect. The cell contains your data or information.

Rows and Columns