Add a table to a slide

Do any of the following:

Add a table

You can quickly insert a blank table with the number of rows and columns that you want.

  1. On the Tables tab, under Table Options, click New.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Table Options group

  2. Move the pointer to select the number of rows and columns that you want, and then click.

    Note: You can also embed a table from a Word document or Excel workbook.

Add a table that contains built-in styles

If you applied a theme to your presentation, the table styles available for you to choose from coordinate with the theme and theme colors.

  1. On the Tables tab, under Table Styles, click the style for the table you want to add.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Table Styles group

    To see more styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

    Note: A new table isn't added if another table is selected when you click a table style. Instead, the table style is applied to the selected table.

  2. In the dialog box, select the number of columns and rows that you want.

See also

Draw a table

Add or delete rows or columns in a table

Merge or split cells in a table

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