The best way to present columns of data is in a Table slide. Figure 9.1 shows an example of a table you can create in PowerPoint.
Figure 9.1. A table slide presents data.
Think of a table as a mini-spreadsheet, similar to the ones you may have created in Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3. You can even build formulas in PowerPoint tables.
When you create tables in PowerPoint, you actually use the Microsoft Word program. When you're creating or editing a table, you'll notice the Word application icon in the upper right corner of your screen ( Figure 9.2 ).
Figure 9.2. You create and edit tables in Microsoft Word.