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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Creating a Table from Text

Many people still use tabs to create columns for a table, but doing so means that the content can get seriously messed up if you decide to reformat the document with different fonts, margins, and layouts. One way to avoid this is to convert your text into a table. That way, not only is the formatting so much simpler, but you can use the table tools to organize your information more easily.

Convert the Text

  1. Examine the text to make sure that the information is correctly separated by tabs, commas, paragraphs, or other marks. Delete any extra tabs (more than one tab between columns, for example) even if this affects the current ...

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