Create MS Word Tables in 4 simple steps

Data is shown in tables to represent their relationship and for better understanding. The Microsoft Word allows us to create tables, edit and customize them with many designs.

Here is how to create MS Word tables.

Index

Here are 4 methods to create MS Word tables:

  1. Visual Method
  2. Manual Method
  3. Manually Drawing (Advanced)
  4. Built-in Table Templates

How to create MS Word tables

Method – 1 : Visual method

Step – 1 : Select “Insert” tab.

From the Menu bar, select the ‘Insert’ tab.

Step – 2 : Click on “Table” icon.

Click on “Table” and a drop-down menu appears.

Step – 3 : Choose number of rows and columns.

From the grid, choose the number of rows and columns you need for your table.

Step – 4 : Place your mouse in that particular grid cell.

Create MS Word tables - Visual method

Note – With this method, you can choose up to 10 columns and 8 rows – that is the table is limited to 10×8 dimension.

Method – 2 : Manual method

Step – 1 : Select “Insert” tab.

Step – 2 : Click on “Table” icon.

Step – 3 : Click on “Insert Tables” below the grid.

Create MS Word tables - Manually

Step – 4 : Select number of rows and columns.

CreateMS Word tables - Manually select Rows and Columns

A window appears and here you can enter the number of rows and columns you need. Additionally, you have some advanced options – “Autofit Behaviour”

  1. Fixed Column Width
    The default option is “Auto” – This will make the table to fit to the window.
    You can enter your preferred dimension in ‘inches’.
  2. Autofit to Contents
    This option is used if you want to format the table to fit to contents instead of the window.
  3. Autofit to window
    This is used to format the table to fit to window. The ‘Fixed Column Width’ above with Auto option does the same.
  4. Remember dimensions
    If you want this custom dimensions to remember and apply for new tables, check the checkbox.

Method 3 : Drawing Manually (Advanced)

Using this method, you can “draw” custom tables.

Create MS Word tables - Drawing manually

Step – 1 : Select “Insert” tab.

Step – 2 : Click on “Table” icon.

Step – 3 : Click on “Draw Table” under the grid.

Step – 4 : Start drawing tables (like the one above)!

Method 4 : Built-in Table Templates

MS Word provides various built-in table formats like Calendar, Tabular Lists, Matrix-format tables, Tables with sub-headings.

Create MS Word tables from built-in Calendar template

Step – 1 : Select “Insert” tab.

Step – 2 : Click on “Table” icon.

Step – 3 : Click on “Quick Tables” option.

Create MS Word tables from built-in table templates

Step – 4 : Select the table format you need.

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