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 PowerPoint 2013 depends upon whether your slide contains a Content placeholder or not.
Drawing Curved Lines
Drawing a simple straight, point to point line in PowerPoint 2013 is a piece of cake. Now, in this tutorial we'll move on
further to show you how you can draw a curved line. With curved lines, you can create both open and closed shapes. Follow
these steps to draw a curved edged triangle using the Curve shape tool.
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.
Drawing Freeform Lines
The Freeform drawing tool lets you draw anything almost like drawing with a pencil on a piece of paper. In addition, you can
create straight lines as well --this dual capability of the Freeform tool provides you with more creative freedom. What's very
important for you to know though is that the Freeform tool takes a while getting used to -- practice alone will make your
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
spreadsheet within your slides rather than a table.