- MS Powerpoint 2010 Basics
- PPT - Home
- PPT - Getting Started
- PPT - Explore Windows
- PPT - Backstage View
- PPT - Create Presentation
- PPT - Add New Slides
- PPT - Adding Text in Boxes
- PPT - Adding New Text Boxes
- PPT - Deleting Existing Slide
- PPT - Rearranging Slides
- PPT - Adding Slide Notes
- PPT - Managing Sections
- PPT - Working with Outlines
- PPT - Powerpoint Sidebar
- PPT - Presentation Views
- PPT - Setting Backgrounds
- PPT - Slide Orientations
- PPT - Saving Presentation
- PPT - Review Presentation
- PPT - Adding Slide Numbers
- PPT - Adding Header & Footer
- PPT - Running Slide Show
- PPT - Keyboard Shortcuts
- PPT - Get Context Help
- Editing Presentation
- PPT - Copy & Paste Content
- PPT - Find & Replace Content
- PPT - Undo Edited Changes
- PPT - Spelling Check
- PPT - Content Translation
- PPT - Setting Language Type
- PPT - Duplicating Content
- PPT - Special Characters
- PPT - Slides Zoom In-Out
- Formatting Presentation
- PPT - Font Management
- PPT - Setting Text Fonts
- PPT - Text Decoration
- PPT - Change Text Case
- PPT - Change Text Size
- PPT - Change Text Color
- PPT - Text Alignments
- PPT - Indent Paragraphs
- PPT - Set Line Spacing
- Borders and Shades
- PPT - Apply Formatting
- PPT - Using Slide Master
- PPT - Save Design Template
- Working with Multimedia
- PPT - Add Pictures to Slide
- PPT - Editing Added Pictures
- PPT - Format Added Pictures
- PPT - Inserting a Screenshot
- PPT - Adding Shapes to Slide
- PPT - Editing Added Shapes
- PPT - Format Added Shapes
- PPT - Adding Text to Shapes
- PPT - Arrange Shapes/Images
- PPT - Group/Ungroup Objects
- PPT - Adding Audio & Video
- PPT - Add & Format Tables
- PPT - Add & Format Charts
- PPT - Add & Format SmartArt
- PPT - Add & Preview Animations
- PPT - Add & Preview Transitions
- Sharing Presentation
- PPT - Create a PDF File
- PPT - Create a Video File
- PPT - Create Image File
- PPT - Printing Presentation
- PPT - Broadcast Slide Show
- PPT - Packaging Presentation
- PPT - Setting Document Password
- PPT - Email Slide Show
Add & Format Tables Powerpoint 2010
One of the most powerful data representation techniques is the use of tables. Table allows information to be segregated making it easy to read. PowerPoint has features that let you add tables in slides and also format them to enhance their visual effects. What's more, these tables are also compatible with Microsoft Excel, so you can basically take a spreadsheet or a section of a spreadsheet 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 dropdown and select your table dimension from the matrix.
Step 3 − If you require more than 10 columns or 8 rows click on "Insert Table" to open the Insert Table dialog where you can specify the column and row count.
PowerPoint table is a simple table that does not support the mathematical features of an Excel spreadsheet. If you want to carry out some calculations, you can insert an Excel spreadsheet instead of a regular table.
This will insert the spreadsheet in the slide and as long as the spreadsheet is selected, the ribbon at the top will be changed to an Excel ribbon instead of a PowerPoint one.
The PowerPoint table formatting features have been grouped under two ribbons: Design and Format. The sections below discuss the features under each ribbon. To access these ribbons, you must select the table first.
Table Design Features
We will now understand the table design features in PowerPoint.
The following table shows the different table design features −
|Table Style Options
|Adds a different shade to the first row to distinguish it.
|Adds a different shade to the last row to distinguish it.
|Shades alternate rows in the table with the same color.
|Adds a different shade to the first column to distinguish it.
|Adds a different shade to the last row to distinguish it.
|Shades alternate columns in the table with the same color.
|Offers different shades to be added to selected table/ row/ column/ cell. You can pick from solid shade, texture, image or gradient shading.
|Offers different border options for the table. You can edit the border color, thickness and style
|Offers the ability to create table shadow or reflection. You can also create bevels for individual cells.
|Word Art Styles
|Allows you to change the color of the text within the table.
|Allows you to add an outline to the text within the table and change the outline color, weight and style.
|Allows you to add special effects (like reflection, shadow etc.) to the text within the table.
|Contains a list of pre-defined Word Art styles that can be applied to the selected text within the table with a single click.
|Defines the style of the table border when you draw it.
|Defines the thickness of the table border when you draw it.
|Defines the color of the table border when you draw it.
|Allows you to append new rows, columns, cells to existing table, split existing rows, columns or cells and draw brand new tables.
|Allows you to delete table borders and merge cells, rows or columns.
Table Format Features
We will now understand the various table format features in PowerPoint.
The following table shows the various table format features −
|Allows you to select the entire table or the row(s) or column(s) depending on the position of your cursor.
|Toggles the gridline display within the table.
|Rows & Columns
|Allows you to delete selected row(s) or column(s) or the entire table.
|Inserts a row above the row where the cursor is currently. If you haven't placed the cursor within the table, it adds a new row at the top of the table.
|Inserts a row below the row where the cursor is currently. If you haven't placed the cursor within the table, it adds a new row at the bottom of the table.
|Inserts a column to the left of the column where the cursor is currently. If you haven't placed the cursor within the table, it adds a new column to the left of the table.
|Inserts a column to the right of the column where the cursor is currently. If you haven't placed the cursor within the table, it adds a new column to the right of the table.
|Allows you to merge cells, rows or columns. This is enabled only if you have selected more than one cell, row or column.
|Allows you to specify the number of rows and columns into which the current section of cell(s) need to be split.
|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 too.
|Equalizes the height of all the rows to fit the current table height.
|Equalizes the width of all the columns to fit the current table width.
|Allows you to align the selected text to the left, right or center of the cell.
|Allows you to align the selected text to the top, bottom or middle of the cell.
|Allows you to change the direction of the selected text within the cells.
|Allows you to define the margins within the cell.
|Allows you to adjust the table height - it retains the relative heights of the individual rows while changing the overall table height.
|Allows you to adjust the table width - it retains the relative widths of the individual columns while changing the overall table width.
|Lock Aspect Ratio
|Checking this box will ensure the ratio between the table height and width is maintained when one of these is changed.
|Allows you to move the table up by one layer or right to the top.
|Allows you to move the table down by one layer or right to the bottom of the slide.
|Toggles the Selection and Visibility sidebar.
|Allows you to align the entire table with reference to the slide.