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This lesson is part of an ongoing tutorial. Click here for the first part: How to create a Table
How to Use the Table Toolbar in Microsoft Word
In this lesson, we're going to be using the Table Toolbar. We'll use it to contruct the following Table:
Let's make a start.
There are two ways to bring up the table toolbar. Either click on Table from the menu bar, then click Draw Table from the drop down menu, or click on View from the menu bar, then click Toolbars > Tables and Borders from the drop down menu.
Whichever method you use, you'll get this toolbar popping up:
Once you have the above toolbar displayed, click the icon in the bottom left of the toolbar, the Insert Table icon:
Except there's one slight problem: there's not enough rows for the Nationalities. We need an extra row. To insert another row, do the following:
Once you have added a new Row, type the following into the first Row:
Castle, River, Town Hall, Woods, Museum, Gardens,
Type in the following for the left hand column
French, Americans, Welsh, Scots, Irish, Germans, Japanese, Others
When you have finished, your table may look like this one:
As you can see in the image, the Town Hall column is too narrow, as is the first column, with the "s" of Americans on a new line. We want to stretch them out a bit so that the words fit on the same line.
To adjust the width of your columns, do the following
Now add some colour and shading for the background cells, just like you did for the first table. You can shade the background for the places row in a different colour from the Nationalities. The background shading for the numbers can be in a different colour again. But the choice is entirely yours.
Here's what your Table might look like when you're done:
The final thing to add is a border, which we'll so in the next section.