State True or False
We can insert a row but not a column in a table.
We can delete a table along with its contents.
By dragging the two-headed arrow sideways, the column width can be increased or decreased.
Merging cells is the same as splitting cells.
We can delete columns as well as rows in a table.
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Table is defined as a grid of rows and columns.
The 'Layout' button is available on the menu bar under the Table tools option.
A table is inserted in a document with respect to the position of the cursor.
Rows state information that is represented horizontally in a table.
The lines that mark the cell boundaries are called gridlines.
Mention the shortcut keys for the following
Align Text Left
Ctrl + L
Align Text Right
Ctrl + R
Ctrl + E
Ctrl + J
Name three types of
Name three types of vertical alignments
- Top alignment
- Center alignment
- Bottom alignment
Name three types of horizontal alignments
- Align Text Left
- Align Text Right
- Align Center Text
Write short notes on the following
A cell is the smallest unit of a table that is formed at the intersection of a row and a column.
Resizing a table
Increasing or decreasing the size of a table as per requirement is known as resizing a table. A table can be resized length-wise or width-wise depending upon the data item.
Merging and splitting of cells
Merging cells means to combine cells by converting one or more cells into a single cell.
Splitting cells is the reverse of merging cells. It happens when a particular cell is divided into a number of small cells.
Cell alignment defines the position of data/text placed within the boundary of a cell.
There are two different types of alignment of text within a cell:
- Vertical alignment — It arranges the text in an upright direction in the selected cells. It is further categorised as Top, Center and Bottom.
- Horizontal alignment — It arranges the text within the same level of the selected cells. It is further categorised as Align Text Left, Align Text Right, Center Text and Justify.
Write all the steps to perform the following task
Creating a table
To create a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Place the cursor on the document where you want to create a table.
Step 2: Click the 'Insert' button available on the menu bar.
Step 3: Select 'Table' and then 'Insert Table' from the drop-down list.
Step 4: Enter the number of columns and rows in the 'Insert Table' window.
Step 5: Click 'OK'. The table will be created.
Deleting a column in a table
To delete a column in a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the column that is to be deleted.
Step 2: Click the 'Layout' button under the 'Table tools' option which is available on the menu bar.
Step 3: Select 'Delete' and then 'Delete Columns' from the drop-down list.
The selected column will be deleted.
Inserting a row in a table
To insert a row in a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Set the cursor in any cell in the row above or below which we want to insert a row.
Step 2: Click the 'Layout' button under the 'Table Tools' option which is available on the menu bar.
Step 3: Click on 'Insert Below' or 'Insert Above' option. A row will be inserted in the table.
Merging cells in a table
To merge cells in a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the cells which are to be merged.
Step 2: Click on the 'Layout' button under the 'Table Tools' option which is present in the Ribbon area.
Step 3: Select the option 'Merge Cells'.
The selected cells will be merged into a single cell.
Changing the row height in a table
To change the row height in a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select a cell or cells of the desired table.
Step 2: Click the 'Layout' button from 'Table Tools' option. It will display the default table row height in the 'Cell Size' area.
Step 3: Click the drop down arrow button to change the height of the row to a specific measurement.
The row height will be changed as per our needs.
Adding borders to a table
To add borders to a table, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the cell or cells of the desired table where a border is to be added.
Step 2: Click the 'Design' button from 'Table Tools' option followed by the 'Border' button.
Step 3: Click on the drop-down arrow button to select the desired border type.
The border will be added to the selected cells.