Insert a Table in Presentations
To insert a table into your presentation, click the Table icon on the Edit tab. A table with five columns and ten rows will be inserted. Once you've inserted a table, you can move the table anywhere on the slide by clicking and dragging.
When you select the table, you’ll see the appropriate tools appearing in the Edit tab. Selecting the table will also activate the row and column indicators. You can add or remove columns and rows to adjust the size of your table. You can also click and drag on the borders between columns and rows to resize.
To adjust the Table Defaults including Entered In, Shown In, Formulas and Decimals, click the Properties icon in the File menu. Then choose Presentations Properties. In the Presentations Properties box, click the Table Formats tab and make adjustments as needed.
Merge Table Cells
You can merge cells in a table by selecting the cells you wish to merge, then right-click and select Merge Cells .
To split a cell or range of cells in a table into multiple cells, select the cell(s) you wish to split. Right-click and choose Unmerge .
Lock Table Cells
Locking selected cells prevents changes to data, including changes to the formatting. Only a document owner can lock or unlock cells. Locking only a destination cell will still allow for the value of that cell to be changed at the source. To lock a cell, select the cell(s) in the table and choose the Lock icon in the Edit toolbar.
Format Cell Properties
To open the Formats panel, right click on the table and select Cell Properties . Here you can see several options for modifying cell contents:
- Alternate Row Fill
- Value Formatting
- Advanced Options
- Row and Column Size
You also format table cells in presentations using the formatting icons in the Edit toolbar. Use the toolbar to add a background color, format the text within the table cells, add colored borders or custom borders and align the contents of the cells.
Copy a Table in Presentations
To copy a table from one slide to another, click on the table to select and then click the upper left-hand corner cell.
Next right-click on the table and choose Copy or use Ctrl+C on your keyboard. Move your cursor to the slide for the new table and use Ctrl+V to paste.
Note: You can also copy an existing table from a document and paste it into a blank Presentations table. To do this, you must first insert the blank table from the Presentations Edit tab.
To delete a table, click and drag over the table to select and press Delete on your keyboard.