Insert a Table

Symptoms

You want to choose the dimensions and format of a table before you insert it, but you can't find the Table command.

Cause

The Table command has been moved to the Insert tab in Microsoft Office Word 2007.

Resolution

Use the Insert tab to access the Table command.

Insert a table

  1. Click where you want to insert a table.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table, and then click Insert Table.

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  3. Under Table size, enter the number of columns and rows.

  4. Under AutoFit behavior, choose one of the following options to adjust the table size.

Choose

To

Fixed column width

Set a specific width for the columns in the table. If you select Auto, Office Word 2007 evenly distributes the columns to fit the page.

AutoFit to contents

Automatically resize columns to fit the contents of the cells.

AutoFit to window

Automatically resize the table to fit in a Web browser window when you change the window size.

You can also use the Table menu to insert a table and select the number of rows and columns that you want.

Use the Table menu

  1. Click where you want to insert a table.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Table group, click Table, and then drag to select the number of rows and columns that you want.

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