When you need to organize information in a series of rows and columns, you don’t have to draw and arrange a text box for each bit of data. You can instead create a table, which has cells formed by the intersections of rows and columns. When you create a table using these steps, you specify the number of rows and columns and pick the initial table design:
Display the page in the publication on which you’d like to insert the table. Clicking a page icon in the status bar takes you there.
Click the Insert Table button on the Objects toolbar. This button is the third down from the top and looks as though it has a grid on it.
Drag diagonally on the publication to specify the table’s location and size. When you release the mouse button, the Create Table dialog box appears.
Change the Number of Rows and Number of Columns settings as desired to set up the table.
Select a format to apply in the Table Format list. As shown in Figure 31-21, the Sample area in the dialog box displays the appearance of the selected formatting.
Figure 31-21. Create a table by specifying rows, columns, and format.
Click OK. The table will appear in the specified location. If Publisher needs to resize the table frame to accommodate the number of rows and/or columns you specified, a prompt appears to ask you to confirm the resize. Click Yes to have Publisher size the table ...