Format a table

After you add a table to a page, you can select, modify, format, align, and convert it to change the way it looks and works.

  1. Open the page containing the table you want to format.

  2. Click anywhere in the table to reveal the hidden Table Tools tab on the ribbon.

  3. In the Table Tools tab, do any of the following:

    • To precisely select any part of a table before applying formatting to the selection, use the commands in the Select ribbon group.

    • To delete any unneeded rows or columns from your table, use the commands in the Delete ribbon group.

    • To add any additional rows or columns to your table, use the commands in the Insert ribbon group.

    • To apply table borders and cell shading to any parts of your table, use the commands in the Format ribbon group.

    • To align the text within the cells of your table, use the commands in the Alignment ribbon group.

    • To sort the information in the cells of your table or to add a header row to it, use the commands in the Data ribbon group.

You can also convert a table to an Excel spreadsheet.

Tip:  Most of the available table commands are also available by right-clicking any table cell and then clicking the Table command.

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