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Tables I: Get acquainted with tables

Click Play to see an animated example of creating a basic table.

Tables are easy to create in a Word document. Once you have your insertion point where you want the table, you're ready to go.

First, click the Insert tab. Next, click Table. Outline the number of rows and columns you want with your pointer, then click.

The table will be empty and the cursor will appear in the first row of the first column. Just like a silverware tray functions better when it holds forks, knives, and spoons, a table functions better when it contains information. That's next.

To see an example of creating a basic table, click the Play button above the picture. Don't worry about remembering all of these steps now. You'll get the chance to do it in the practice.

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