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Word 2016 In Depth by Faithe Wempen

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9. Creating and Formatting Tables

A table is a grid of rows and columns that define cells at their intersections. Each cell is its own separate area, somewhat like a text box.

The most obvious use for a table is to organize multiple columns of data in tabular form, as in a spreadsheet. For example, in Figure 9.1, information about fish is displayed in a table. Some cells contain pictures; others contain text.

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Figure 9.1 Tables are commonly used for organizing multicolumn data.

You can also use tables for page layout, a technique popular in web page design. In Figure 9.2, a table has been used to structure a newsletter layout, as an alternative ...

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