Tables II: Table Tricks

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You've created a table in Word 2007 and learned simple formatting and editing techniques. In this lesson, you'll learn a bit more about formatting, along with some other tips that will help you work with Word tables.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. The practice exercises require Word 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Repeat table headings.

  • Sort a table.

  • Split or merge cells.

  • Adjust a cell's margins, alignment and borders.

  • Convert a table to text.

  • Convert text to a table.

Before you begin

Before taking this course, you should know how to create a table and know that a table consists of rows and columns. The course, Tables I: Get acquainted with tables, explains how to create a table, its contents, and more.

Topics in this course

  1. Learn more about Word 2007 tables

  2. Merge cells

  3. Split cells

  4. Change default margins and alignment

  5. Split a table

  6. Resize and align a table on a page

  7. Resize columns, rows and cells

  8. Adjust borders and backgrounds

  9. Create a table out of text

  10. Remove your table and keep your text

  11. Delete a table

  12. Practice

  13. Quick reference card

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