Working with Tables

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

To create tables using the Insert Table dialog box:

  • Click Table on the menu bar.
  • Select Insert and then Table from the cascading menu. The Insert Table dialog box appears.
  • Determine the number of columns and rows you need in your table. You can add more later, but save yourself some work. You can always add rows by pressing Tab at the end of a row.
  • To create a table as wide as your page, leave the Fixed Column Width setting on Auto.
  • Click OK. A table is inserted into your document.

Insert Table Dialog Box

Another automated way to create a quick table is by using the Insert Table button on the Standard toolbar.

To create tables using the Insert Table button:

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

Dragging Columns and Rows