Add a table to a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

You can add a table to a slide, add or remove rows and columns, and apply basic table formatting in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Insert a table

  1. Select the slide where you want to add a table.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Table.

  3. On the Insert Table menu, do one of the following:

    • Move the cursor over the grid until you highlight the number of columns and rows you want, and then click to insert your table.

      Inserting a table with the grid

    • Click Insert Table, and then enter a number in the Number of columns and Number of rows boxes.

      Insert Table menu option

  4. To add text to table cells, click a cell, and then enter your text. After you enter your text, click outside the table.


  • To quickly insert a new row at the end of a table, click inside the last cell of the last row, and then press TAB.

  • To add columns or rows, Ctrl+click or right-click a cell, point to Insert, and then choose an option.

  • To delete rows or columns, Ctrl+click or right-click a cell, point to Delete, and then choose an option.

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