Insert and format a table in OneNote 2016 for Mac

Tables are a great way to organize information on your pages. In OneNote, you can start by inserting a simple grid and then customizing its size and appearance.

  1. Do any of the following:

    • Click the Insert tab, and then click the Table button to draw a table in the size you want. For example, for a table with 4 columns and 3 rows, move the mouse pointer over the grid, and then click the mouse button when you see the 4 x 3 Table confirmation text.

    • On the menu bar, click Insert > Table to insert a starter table with 4 columns and 4 rows.

    • While typing text on the current page, press the Tab key on your keyboard to begin a new table with two columns. The text you’ve already typed is placed in the first column and OneNote inserts a second column to the right of it. Pressing Tab again adds another new column, and pressing Return at the end of a row adds a new row below it.

  2. To modify a table or any of its parts, select the cells you want to format, and then do either of the following:

    • Click the Table tab that now appears on the ribbon, and then click the commands you want to apply to your cell selection.

    • Control-click the cells you have selected, point to Table, and then use the commands that appear on the menu.

Tip: To create more sophisticated tables with custom formatting, you can copy a selection of formatted cells from a Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac workbook and paste it into OneNote.

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