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Absolute Beginner's Guide to WordPerfect® 12 by Laura Acklen

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Converting Text to a Table, or a Table to Text

“Now you tell me about tables,” you say. You already painstakingly created some rows and columns of data, but would rather see this information in a table. Or, perhaps you want to convert a table list to a simple text list.

Fortunately, WordPerfect provides a simple method for creating a table from text formatted in tabular columns (columns with tabs between them). In fact, this capability might be one of the easiest, yet most practical uses for tables.

Converting Tabular Columns to Tables

Suppose that you have a list of company employees that includes names, offices, and telephone numbers. Single tabs separate the three columns of data, as follows:

Lin, Ting-YiVH2997-6543
Rohde, KathyVH2877-1408 ...

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