Chapter 6. Creating Tables

Create a Table

You can create a table to neatly display information, such as columns of numbers, in your document. Word lets you draw a table as you would draw it with a pencil and paper, or create a table using the default style.

A table consists of rows, columns, and cells. A row is a horizontal line of cells, a column is a vertical line of cells, and a cell is the area where a row and column intersect. You enter text into individual cells. For more information on entering text, see the task "Type Text in a Table."

Drawing a table gives you a great deal of flexibility because you can select the style for each line in the table. You can also draw each column and row to the size you want.

When you create a table with the ...

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