Add and Format Powerpoint 2010 Tables
One of the most powerful data representation techniques is the use of tables. The table allows information to be separated, which makes it easier to read. PowerPoint provides features that let you add tables to slides and format them to enhance their visual effects. Moreover, these tables are also compatible with Microsoft Excel, so you can basically take a worksheet or a section of a worksheet and paste it into a slide as a table.
The following steps will help you add a table in PowerPoint.
Step 1 - Go to the Tables group under the Insert ribbon.
Step 2 - Click on the drop-down menu and select your table dimension from the matrix.
Step 3 - If you need more than 10 columns or 8 rows, click on " Insert Table " to open the Insert Table dialog box in which you can specify the number of columns and lines.
PowerPoint table is a simple table that does not support the mathematical functionality of an Excel spreadsheet. If you want to do some calculations, you can insert an Excel spreadsheet instead of a normal table.
This will insert the worksheet into the slide and as long as the worksheet is selected, the ribbon at the top will be replaced with an Excel ribbon instead of a PowerPoint ribbon.
The formatting features of PowerPoint tables have been grouped under two ribbons: Design and Format . The sections below cover the functionality of each ribbon. To access these ribbons, you must first select the table.
Table design features
We will now understand the table design features in PowerPoint.
The following table shows the different table design features - < table width = "100% " class = "table table-ed ">
| Feature || Subfeatures || Deion |
| Table style options || Row Header || Add a different shade to the first row to distinguish it. |
| Total Row || Add a different shade to the last row for the distinguish. |
| Striped lines || Shadows alternate table rows with the same color. |
| First column || Add a different shade tothe first column to distinguish it. |
| Last column || Add a different shade to the last row to distinguish it. |
| Striped columns || Shade the table columns with the same color. |
| Table styles || Shading || Offers different shading to add to the selected table / row / column / cell. You can choose from a solid tint, texture, image, or gradient. |
| Border || Offers different options for the table. You can change the color, t hickness and style |
| Effects || Offers the possibility to create a table shadow or reflection. You can also create bevels forindividual cells. |
| Word Art Styles || Text Fill || Allows you to change the color of the text in the table. |
| Text outline || Allows you to add an outline to the text in the table and modify the color, thickness and style of the outline. |
| Text effects || Allows you to add special effects (like reflection, shadow, etc.) to the text in the table. |
| Quick Styles || Contains a list of predefined Word Art styles that can be applied to selected text in the table with one click. |
| Draw s || Pen Style || Sets the style of the table when you dessine. |
| Pen Weight || Sets the thickness of the table when you draw it. |
| Pen color || Sets the color of the table when you draw it. |
| Draw table || Allows you to add new rows, columns, cells to an existing table, |
| Eraser || Allows you to remove table s and merge cells, rows or columns. |
Features of table format
We will now understand the different features of table format in PowerPoint.
The following table shows the different table format features - < ta ble class = "table table-ed ">
| Feature || Secondary features || Deion |
| Table || Select || Allows you to select the entire table or the row (s) or column (s) depending on your cursor position. |
| Show gridlines || Toggles gridlines s 'display in table. |
| Rows and columns || Delete || Allows you to delete the selected rows or columns or the entire table. |
| Insert Above || Inserts a row above the row where the cursor is currently located. If you have not placed the cursor in the table, it add a new line at the top of the table. |
| Insert below || Insert a line below the line where the cursor is currently located. If you have not placed the cursor in the table, it adds a new line at the bottom of the table. |
| Insert Left || Inserts a column to the left of the column where the cursor is currently located. If you have not placed the cursor in the table, it adds a new column to the left of the table. |
| Insert to the right || Insert a column to the right of the column where the cursor is currently located. If you have not placed the cursor in the table, it adds a new colonne to the right of the table. |
| Merge || Merge || Allows you to merge cells, rows or columns. This is only enabled if you have selected more than one cell, row or column. |
| Split cells || Allows you to specify the number of rows and c columns in which the current section of cells should be |
| Cell size || Height / Width || Defines the height and width of the selected cell. Usually if you change these aspects for a single cell, the change affects the entire row or column as well. |
| Distribute Rows || Equalize the height of all rows to match the height currentof the table. |
| Distribute columns || Equalize the width of all columns to fit the current width of the table. |
| Alignment || Horizontal alignment || Allows you to align the selected text to the left, right or center of the cell. |
| Vertical alignment || Allows you to align selected text up, down or in the middle of the cell. |
| Text direction || Allows you to change the direction of the selected text in cells. |
| Cell margins || Allows you to set the margins in the cell. |
| Table size || Height || Allows you to adjust the height of the table - it maintains the relative heights of individual rows while changing the overall height of the table. |
| Width || Allows you to adjust the width of the table - it keeps relative widths individual columns while changing the overall width of the table. |
| Lock aspect ratio || By checking this box, you ensure that the report between the height and the width of the table is kept when any of these is changed. |
| Arrange || Bring Forward || Allows you to move the table one layer up or up. |
| Send to back || Allows you to move the table one layer towards the bas or to the right towards the bottom of the slide. |
| Selection pane || Toggles the selection and visibility sidebar on and off. |
| Align || Allows you to align the whole table with reference to the slide. |