MS Word Table Formatting

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Basics of Table formatting in Word in Detail.

1. Create a Table
2. Moving Inside a Table
3. Delete Rows and Columns inside a Table
4. Insert Rows and Columns
5. Change Height and Width of a Table
6. Split Cells
7. Merge Cells
8. Shading and Borders
9. Font Alignment

1. Create a Table

1. Go to Insert Tab

2. Click on the Table Button

3. Choose the Dimensions of the Table

4. Lastly, you will create the Table

2. Moving Inside a Table

1. Move from one cell to another – Press the Tab key
2. Go backward in the Table – Press Shift + Tab Key

3. Delete Rows and Columns inside a Table

To delete a particular row from the Table, all you have to do is:

1. Choose a specific row by using the arrow from the left-hand side of the Table

2. Right-click on row and select Delete Rows

3. Lastly, you will delete your row.

To delete a particular Column from the Table, all you have to do is:

1. Choose the cells of the column

2. Right-click on Column and select Delete Column

3. Lastly, you will delete your column.

Note – You can also delete row and column by simply selecting the row and press the Ctrl + X Shortcut key to delete it

4. Insert Rows and Columns

To insert a particular row or columns in the Table, all you have to do is:

1. Right-click on a specific row or column

2. Click on Insert options

3. Select from the number of options you want to insert in your Table

5. Change Height and Width of a Table

To Change the Height and Width of a Table, all you have to do is:

1. Choose the cell

2. Go to Layout

3. You will see the Height and Width button

4. Click on the drop-down to change the height and width of a Table

6. Split Cells

If you want to split the cells into two, then all you have to do is:

1. Choose the cell and right-click on it

2. Click on Split Cells

3. A Split Cells Panel will open, which will ask you the number of cells you want to split into rows and columns.

4. Write the number in columns and row section to split it and click on OK.

5. Lastly, you will see the cells will split into rows and columns.

7. Merge Cells

If you want to merge two cells, then all you have to do is:

1. Choose the two cells

2. Right-click on the cells and select the Merge cells option

3. You will merge two cells into one.

8. Shading and Borders

1. Shading

If you want to change the shading of a particular cell, then all you have to do is:

1. Choose the cells

2. Right-click on the cells and click on Table Properties

3. Click on Borders and Shading

4. Under the Shading Tab, choose the color which you want to shade.

5. Press on OK

2. Borders

If you want to give a border which should be a dotted line, then all you have to do is:

1. Choose the Table or the relevant cells which you want to change the border

2. Right-click on the cells and lick on Table Properties

3. Click on Borders and Shading

4. Under the Borders tab, select the borders to which you want to apply.

5. Press on OK

9. Font Alignment

If you write anything in the cell, it may be by default top and left align. So if you want to align it in the center, then all you have to do is:

1. Go to Home Tab

2. Click on Centerline to align it in the center.

But even having done so, this name is not appearing in the center of the cell. So to make sure it is in the center of the cell

1. Go to Table Tools

2. Click on Layout

3. Here you will see a section of Alignment

4. Click on the Align Center section to align your name in the center of the Table







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