Chapter 12. Working with Tables

Chapter Objectives

Creating tables from scratch by entering the data manually

Creating tables by linking with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

Managing data links using the Data Link Manager

Controlling the appearance of tables using table styles

Modifying tables using grips

Inserting formulas in a table

Introduction

A table is an AutoCAD annotation object type that consists of data in rows and columns similar to an accounting spreadsheet. Many of the common spreadsheet features you may be familiar with work exactly the same in AutoCAD tables. It is even possible to paste a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet so that it converts directly into a static AutoCAD table with the desired formatting and fonts. Even ...

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