European Computer Driving Licence Module 3 – Word Processing Chapter 3.6 - Tables.
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European Computer Driving Licence Module 3 – Word Processing Chapter 3.6 - Tables
Inserting a table ZOpen the Table menu, select Insert, Table ZThe Insert table dialogue box appears ZKey in the number of columns and rows required ZClick OK ZAn empty table will appear on screen
Typing text into a table ZClick in the first cell, type in text required ZTo move to the next cell on the right, click in it (or press the right arrow key once) ZYou can also use the Tab key to move from one cell to the next ZDon’t worry if text goes onto more than one line – that will be sorted later!
Selecting Cells ZTo select the whole table, click Table, Select, Table (or click and drag across the whole table) ZTo select a row, click next to the row in the left margin (or click and drag across the row) Z To select a column, move the pointer above the column until it changes to an arrow then click Z To select a cell select Table, Select, Cell (or triple-click inside the cell)
Modifying Row Height ZSelect the whole table (Table, Select, Table) ZSelect Table again from the menu and click Table Properties ZClick the Row Tab, click Specify height and type in measurement required ZClick OK
Merging table cells ZSelect the cells to be merged ZFrom the Table menu select Merge Cells Z Click the Centre align icon Z The text will centre itself within the selected cells
Formatting text in cells ZSelect the cell(s) you want to format ZClick on the Bold, Italics, centre or other options of your choice ZTo shade cells, select the required cells ZFrom the Format menu select Borders and Shading ZClick the Shading tab and click the colour required ZClick OK
Changing Cell Borders ZClick anywhere in the table ZOpen the Format menu and select Borders and Shading ZClick the Borders tab ZSelect All ZIf you needed to you could change the line width or colour from here! ZClick OK
Inserting and deleting rows and columns ZTo insert a row, click inside the row above where you want the row to appear ZOpen the Table menu, select Row then Rows Below ZTo delete a row, click inside the row to be deleted ZOpen the Table menu, select Delete then Row ZNote you can insert or delete a column by selecting column instead of row!
Changing column widths ZTo change a column width, move the mouse pointer to the right border of the column until a double arrow appears ZClick and drag to change the width Z To change a column width to a specific measurement, Select the column, Select Table then Table Properties, Click on the Column tab, Click next to Preferred Width and type in measurement, Click OK
Centring Text Vertically ZSelect the whole table ZRight click anywhere in the table and select Table Properties Z Move the mouse pointer over Cell alignment Z Select the middle icon to centre text horizontally and vertically