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Tables II: Use tables to simplify complex page layouts

Small table nested inside one cell of two-row, three-column, host table

The table shown here is actually two tables, as shown by the dotted and solid lines. The small, complex table (surrounded by the dotted line) is nested inside a simple two-row, three-column, host table.

You can "nest" tables in order to easily place other content — such as text, graphics, or another table — beside your table.

A nested table is simply one table inside another. The nested table feature is based upon the way Web pages are created. But it provides a great amount of formatting flexibility for your everyday Word documents as well, and enables you to place tables in a complex layout just as easily as you place and format text.

To nest tables, you can create one table directly inside another or move an existing table into a host table cell.

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