Create a table

Create a table and type text into it

  1. On the Objects toolbar, click Insert Table Button image .

  2. Click inside your publication.

    The Create Table dialog box will appear.

  3. Select the options you want, and then click OK.

  4. Size your table.

    How?

    Select the table, position the mouse pointer over a selection handle until you see the Resizer icon, and then drag to resize the table.

  5. In the table, click the cell where you want to add text, and then start typing.

    To add text to another cell, click inside that cell.

    Each cell expands to fit your text, unless you lock the table size by clearing the check mark next to Grow to Fit Text on the Table menu.

Create a table from existing Microsoft Publisher text

  1. If the text is in a table, select the cells you want.

    If the text is in a text box, make sure there's a tab or comma between each entry in a row, and a paragraph mark at the end of each row.

  2. Highlight the text.

  3. Right-click the highlighted text, and then click Copy.

  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.

  5. In the As list, click New Table.

  6. Click OK.

Create a table by using text from another program

  1. Open the program that contains the text you want.

    If the text isn't already in a table, press TAB between each entry within a row of text, and press ENTER at the end of each row.

  2. Select the text, and then press CTRL+C to copy it.

  3. Open your Publisher publication and go to the page you want to change.

  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.

  5. In the As list, click New Table.

  6. Click OK.

    Note: Depending on how your text was formatted in the other program, you might want to reformat the text after it becomes a Publisher table.

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