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Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

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Options for Adding a Table

When you think about the spatial arrangement of text on a Word document page, the positioning of the information is dictated primarily by the document margins and then any paragraph alignment or line-spacing settings that you choose (such as centered or double-spaced text). Tables, however, are containers that provide a way for you to arrange information on a page in a gridlike format. Tables consist of columns and rows, and each intersection of a column and row is referred to as a cell. You enter your data (text or other objects) into the table cells.

Although you can arrange text on a page in a tabular (or tablelike) format using tabs, tables are much more flexible, particularly when the amount of text to be entered ...

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