How to Make a Table in Word in Many Ways

There are at least 5 ways how to make a table in word. Generally, Microsoft Office users will use Microsoft Excel to create tables. Creating tables in Microsoft Excel can be done more easily. Microsoft Excel also has a very complete data and table formatting feature so that the resulting data and tables have a more attractive appearance. Tables created with Microsoft Excel are usually attached to Microsoft Word documents.
 
However, this will all be different if you have to create a table directly in a Microsoft Word document. Microsoft Word as a word processing application to create text documents certainly has a different way to create tables. Microsoft Word itself also does not have data and table formatting features as complete as Microsoft Excel, so the data and tables created only have a more standard appearance.
 
You may have noticed one or more tables in a long Microsoft Word document. Table is a great way to organize information in Microsoft Word documents. To create a table in a document, Microsoft Word has provided a feature in the form of the Add a Table button on the ribbon. Via the Add a Table button on Microsoft Word's ribbon, you can create a table in a number of different ways.

Tutorial how to make a table in word.

The following are some ways to create tables in Microsoft Word documents. You can determine for yourself which method is considered easier and suitable for the table to be created.

By highlighting rows and columns in the grid.

A quick and easy way to create or insert a table in a Microsoft Word document is to highlight the rows and columns in the grid to specify the initial number of columns and rows in the table. You can later change the number of rows or columns by adding or removing them.
 
Place the cursor where the table will be inserted in the Microsoft Word document, make sure that the Insert tab is active (1), in the Table group, click the Add a Table button (2) and in the grid that appears, move the mouse pointer to highlight the number of columns and rows ( 3) for the table you want to create.
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Through the Insert Table dialog box.

Tables in Microsoft Word documents can also be created using the Insert Table dialog box. Place the cursor where the table will be inserted in the Microsoft Word document, make sure the Insert tab is active (1), in the Table group, click the Add a Table button (2) to display the drop-down menu and then click Insert Table (3). 
 
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In the Insert Table dialog box that appears, specify the number of columns (1) and rows (2) for the table to be created and then click the OK button (3).

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By drawing a table.

Tables in Microsoft Word documents can also be created by drawing through the Draw Table feature. With Draw Table, table columns and rows can be created with different sizes. Make sure the Insert tab is active (1), in the Table group, click the Add a Table button (2) to display the drop-down menu and then click Draw Table (3).

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The cursor instantly turned into a pencil. With this pencil, you can create a box drawing in which rows and columns can be made. Position the pencil in the box and then draw horizontal lines to create rows or vertical lines to create columns. When you are finished, click outside the table to end drawing the table.

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To add or remove table columns or rows, click inside the table to activate the Layout tab (1) of Table Tools (2). To continue drawing horizontal or vertical rows, click the Draw Table button (3). To delete rows in the table, click the Erase button (4).

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By converting text to table.

You can create a table by converting plain text data to a table. Simple text data generally contains text that is arranged regularly and separated by certain characters such as tabs, commas, ampersands, hyphens and so on. Features in Microsoft Word have the flexibility to define text separators. By default, the text separator in Microsoft Word is tabs.

Highlight or first select the plain text data in the Microsoft Word document. In this example, the simple text data uses a comma character as a separator between the text.

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Make sure the Insert tab is active (1), in the Table group, click the Add a Table button (2) and from the drop-down list, click Convert Text to Table… (3).

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In the Convert Text to Table dialog box that appears, in the Table Size group, the number of columns will be filled automatically (1), in the AutoFit behavior group, click the radio button (radio button) AutoFit to contents (2), in the Separate text at group, click the Other radio button and then change the value in the text box with a comma (3) and then click the OK button (4).

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Simple text (plain text) is directly converted or converted to a table.

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By inserting an Excel spreadsheet.

Through the Add a Table button, you can create a table in a Microsoft Word document by inserting an Excel spreadsheet. An Excel spreadsheet can be a blank spreadsheet or a spreadsheet that already contains data. If you insert a blank spreadsheet into a Microsoft Word document, you can create a table in the blank spreadsheet just as you would a table in Microsoft Excel.

Make sure the Insert tab is active (1), in the Table group, click the Add a Table button (2) and from the drop-down menu, select Excel Spreadsheet (3).

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A blank Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is inserted into a Microsoft Word document. To edit table, you just insert an data to table or just click double on table to edit table on Microsoft Excel

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That's a tutorial on 5 ways how to make a table in word. Tables are very important and representative in presenting data and information so that they are easily understood by the readers.

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