Tables are an essential way to organize and present data in Microsoft PowerPoint. Let's look at how to add tables in PowerPoint with this quick tutorial.
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How to Add Tables in Your PowerPoint Presentations (Quick Video)
1. Insert a Table into PowerPoint
Find the Insert tab at the top of the application. On the left side, click on Table to get started. Once I do this it will go ahead in drop-down and we can select how many rows and columns we want the table to contain.
2. Type in Cells to Adjust Your Table
As I hover over the possible grid, PowerPoint will show the size of the table to be inserted. I'm going to insert a five column by five row table. Don't worry if you need to change this and adjust later.
Now that the table is in PowerPoint, I can click in a cell and type what I want to show in the cell.
3. Use Layout to Add More Rows or Columns
If I need to add another row or column, I can just click the Layout tab here at the top of PowerPoint. These four buttons allow us to insert a new row or column. I can click Insert Right to insert a new column to the right of where I've selected or Insert Left for a new column to the left of my selection.
I can click Insert Below to add a new row below or Insert Above for a new row just above where my cursor is.
Working with tables in PowerPoint is quick and offers good flexibility for presenting your data with.
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