2 What is a Table?A table is a grid of rows and columns used to display and organize information.
3 Creating a TableTables are created by defining the number of rows and columns that will be needed to enter information.Rows show the horizontal arrangement of data.Columns show the vertical arrangement of data.Cells are the boxes that are formed as the row and column intersect.Gridlines are the vertical and horizontal lines in the table.ColumnsCellGridlinesRows
4 EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL Career and Technical Education Formatting a TableEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL Career and Technical EducationCenter the main title in all capital letters and bold.Center the secondary title in initial caps and bold.DSRight align number entries.Left align or center text entries.DSKey the $ symbol in the first entry to show currency.Center and bold column headings.TeacherSubjectRemaining BudgetJames MasseyCareer Decisions$900.32Carrie ShoreBusiness Technology834.90Mandy JohnsonKeyboarding547.24Source: EMS Faculty HandbookSS or DS between table entries (body).Left align the source note under the table, which identifies the source of the information in the table.
5 Parts of a Table Main Title Secondary Title Column Headings Body TOP 10 BROADWAY GROSSESWeek Ending September 12, 2003ProductionGross This WeekGross Last WeekAnnie Get Your Gun$572,885$671,363Cabaret466,670515,787Fosse566,644605,993Les Miserables375,318436,915Miss Saigon395,522434,641Ragtime420,902539,159The Lion King880,717875,772Totals$3,678,658$4,079,630Source: Online ProductionsKey the $ symbol in the first entry to show currency for the number entries.Column HeadingsBodySourceKey the $ symbol with total entries to show currency.
6 Equal top and bottom margins Equal left and right margins Inserting TablesIf the table is the only object on the page:Center the table vertically, leaving equal top and bottom margins.Center the table horizontally, leaving equal left and right margins.For best results use automatic vertical and horizontal centering features in your word processing software (if available).Equal top and bottom marginsEqual left and right margins
7 Inserting Tables If the table is inserted between text: Double space above and below the table.DSDS
8 Table Notes to Remember Center the main title in all capital letters and bold.Double space after the main title.Center secondary titles in initial caps, and bold.Double space after the secondary title.Center align and bold column headings.Single or Double space is appropriate between entries.Text entries may be aligned on the left or centered.Numerical entries are usually right aligned.The source note should be left aligned under the table.