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12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Consider Tables

Did you read the title of this page correctly? Are we really suggesting that you should consider using a table rather than a chart? You might have heard the reverse more often -- about using charts rather than tables but like for everything else in life, there's not one glove that fits all hands -- or in this case, there's not one solution that can work with all sorts of data. Explore how a


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Fake Animate Tables

In all PowerPoint versions, you can either animate the entire table -- apply no animation at all! There's no easy way to animate just one column, row, or cell individually. Yet, there is one more workaround where you don't actually apply any animation to the table components, but when you play the slide containing the table, it looks like your table components are animating! Learn how to


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Fake Animate Tables

In PowerPoint, animating table components is not possible unless you ungroup the table. Once your table is ungrouped, you can animate the ungrouped table components as you wish. However, for those of you who don't want to ungroup your table, there is another workaround where you don't actually apply any animation to the table components, but when you play the slide containing the table, it


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animate Ungrouped Tables

Animating table components is something that you cannot do in PowerPoint. You can either set to animate the entire table at a time, or can't animate it at all. The solution is to first ungroup the table using the workaround explained in our Ungroup a Table in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows tutorial and then animate the ungrouped components as required. Learn how to animate an ungrouped table in


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Ungroup a Table

Tables are essentially a group of cells arranged in a proper way. So typically you would expect that ungrouping a table into individual cells should be a piece of cake, right? Nothing can be further from that! Before we explore ways to ungroup a table, let us understand why you would want to ungroup a table in the first place. One of the main reasons why you may consider ungrouping a Table


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Set Line Weight for Table Borders

Table borders in PowerPoint are usually thin, possessing just 1pt. weight (thickness) -- that's not as thin as a human hair, but still quite thin. Most of the times you may not need to change that value since you can clearly see the border, and it is not too eye-catching. However, if you want to change the weight of table borders, it can be done in the same way as you would change their color


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Set Line Style for Table Borders

The borders for tables that you create within PowerPoint are thin lines by default. You can change the weight of these borders to make them thicker -- but even before you do so, there are certain prerequisites to take care of. First of all, if you have applied any of the Table Styles, then some borders may have been set to be invisible. So, you need to set them to be visible first since there's


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Set Color for Table Borders

Table borders in PowerPoint sport the default color from the Theme applied to the presentation. However, you can override and change this color as required. Not only you can set the table border color for the new tables before they are drawn, but also you can change the color of existing table borders. Follow these steps to learn more. Learn how to set color for table borders in PowerPoint


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Toggle Visibility of Table Borders

There are a number of ways to create a table in PowerPoint -- from inserting them with a specified number of rows and columns, to something as intuitive as drawing your own table. Most of the tables you create using either of these two methods will show borders between individual cells. These borders make the segregation between cells obvious. Yet, at times you may not want to see the border


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Cookie Cutter Shapes

There is this video clip that Bruce Gabrielle posted on his blog, which shows how you can create a triangular table in PowerPoint by either creating a picture of the table itself (which makes the table non-editable) or by creating a picture of the table with just empty cells so that you can place a transparent table with figures or words over it. While both techniques are amazing, we wanted to


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Erase Table Borders

You can manually draw tables and then divide your tables into numerous rows, columns, and cells as we have already explored in our Draw Tables in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. Similarly, PowerPoint allows you to erase segregations (borders) between cells and thus merge cells. Follow these steps to learn more. Learn how to remove borders within a table cell in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text Alignment within Table Cells

As far as the content or even appearance is concerned, an individual cell within a Table in PowerPoint acts just like any other text box. Therefore, various text alignment options used for text boxes work with Table cells too apart for a few exceptions. Once a cell is selected, the Text alignment options for that cell can be found within the Table Tools Layout contextual tab of the Ribbon --


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Table Style Options

When you create a new table in PowerPoint, you'll see some sort of default formatting applied to it. Most probably, you'll find that the table already has Banded rows and the Header row highlighted. While PowerPoint decides to turn on some of these Table Style Options, there are some that you can manually enable. All put together, you can play with 6 distinct Table Style Options that let you


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Shading and Effects for Tables

Tables in PowerPoint help you to make your numerical data or other content look organized. They also make it easy for your audience to quickly comprehend the data. You can make this task even more effective by selecting particular cells in the table, or the entire table, and then changing their shading and applying some effects to them so that they are highlighted. Learn about Shading and


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Merge and Split Table Cells

Insert a table on your PowerPoint slide and then populate the table with content -- and, what comes next? Probably you need to add or remove rows and columns. Also, the table cells can be made larger or smaller without influencing the entire row or column -- and that's something that can be easily achieved by merging or splitting cells in your existing table. This is essentially true for tables


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Distribute Rows and Columns

Using Tables on your presentation slides, you can make your data or other content look organized. Audiences can easily and quickly comprehend the data. Even with all this organization built-in within the tabular structure, tables still need aesthetics. A table on your slide looks good when its rows and columns are arranged and sized in a proper manner, and the table cell content is aligned well


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Add and Remove Table Rows/Columns

After you insert a table in PowerPoint, you will certainly fill it with some content. Even after your table is populated, it may require more additions or deletions later. Like anything else in life, tables need to grow and accommodate more content -- or they may even need to shed some of it. Adding or removing content within a table usually entails adding and removing table rows and columns,


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Select Table Cells, Rows, and Columns

While working with tables in PowerPoint, you will always need to select some particular part of the table to work upon. For example, you may have to select an individual table cell, or even separate rows and columns while performing various tasks such as populating tables with content, or adding and removing table rows/columns, or even merging and splitting table cells. Sometimes you will also


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Table Styles

Table Styles are pre-defined styles for tables that contain combinations of formatting elements such as fills, borders, and font colors. PowerPoint provides various such styles to choose from -- just a single click can make your selected table look great. Learn how to apply preset Table Styles to your tables in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Categories: powerpoint_2013, tables, tutorials


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Import Tables

If you want to use a table in your presentation, you can insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then enter content within this table as required. However, as it happens frequently, there may be a table already created within Excel or Word, or the table content may already be populated in a bunch of contiguous Excel cells. Whether you have, a ready-made table, or just a group of in


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Populate Tables with Content

Once you insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide, probably the very next task you would want to do is to fill the cells with required content. There are more than one of ways in which you can populate your table with content in PowerPoint 2013. In this tutorial we'll explore these ways -- let us start with exploring the ways to navigate from cell to cell within a table. Learn how to


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Insert Excel Spreadsheet

Many times, you can manage with a table within PowerPoint instead of an actual Excel spreadsheet. This is especially true when you want your table content to have a consistent look and feel with the rest of your slide. However, tables are dumb -- they cannot work with formulas or even do the most basic functions that Excel provides. So there may be times when you would want a real Excel


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Draw Tables

PowerPoint 2013 provides you with more than one option to insert a table on your slide. These options range from the easy ones that require you to just type in or select the required number of rows and columns, to others such as the Draw Table option that allows you to create a table on your PowerPoint slide directly, in the same way as you would sketch a table with a pen on a paper. Learn


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Insert Tables

We all use tables in our slides all the time to present numeric data in an organized way so that the audience can easily comprehend or compare values and understand trends. Sometimes tables may even work as containers for quotations or even messages. It's quite easy to insert a new table -- yet there's more than one way to do this simple task. Which option you choose to insert a table in


12/06/2016 04:08 AM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Fills and Effects for Tables

With the help of tables in PowerPoint you can make your numerical data or other content look organized, and make it easier for your audiences to quickly comprehend this data. You can make this task even more effective by selecting particular cells in the table, or the entire table, and then using Fill and Effects options -- these options are located within the Tables tab of the Ribbon. Learn



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