Tables can have many purposes in Word. You can use tables to manipulate data like a spreadsheet program, you can use them to simply store data, or you can use them to assist you in structuring the layout of content within a document. In this post, we will show you two methods for inserting tables into Microsoft Word 2013.
1. Click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon.
2. Click the “Table” button to show a grid, along with several commands, in a drop-down menu.
3. Roll your mouse pointer over the grid by the number of columns and rows that you want to insert into the table.
4. Click your mouse when you have the desired number of columns and rows highlighted in order to insert a table of the displayed dimensions into your document.
1. Click the “Table” button in the “Tables” group on the “Insert” tab of the Ribbon, and then select the “Insert Table…” command. This opens the “Insert Table” dialog box.
2. In the “Insert Table” dialog box, enter the number of columns and the number of rows you want the table to possess into the two boxes provided in the “Table size” section.
3. In the “AutoFit behavior” section, you can set how Word determines what size to make the columns in the table. You can select “Fixed column width,” if you want the columns to be a set size. You can then use the spinner to set the width yourself. You could also select the “AutoFit to contents” option to let Word adjust the width of the columns based on the content that is placed into them. You could also select “AutoFit to window,” to let Word adjust the column to fit the window width.
4. Click the “OK” button to insert a table of the specified dimensions into your document.