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Word 2007: Using Table Contextual Tabs

Word 2007: Using Table Contextual Tabs

As soon as you created your first table, you probably noticed not one, but two new contextual tabs for tables – Design and Layout.

Now, for the most part, the tabs you see when working with graphics are fairly similar with just a few variations.

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Figure 69. Table Tools Design Contextual Tab

The tab above is what you’ll see when working with the overall design of your table.

The tab below is what you’ll see when working with the layout of your table.

Figure 70. Table Tools Layout Contextual Tab

Since all of these groups are new; meaning, they haven’t yet been introduced in this course, the following text is meant to describe your table options.

               

Figure 71. Table Style Options Group

The Table Style Options group can be found on   the Table Tools Design Contextual Tab and works in conjunction with the   Tables Styles group to set specific options associated with selected table   styles.

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Figure 72. Table Styles Group

The Table Style group can be found on the Table   Tools Design Contextual Tab and works in conjunction with the Table Style   Options group to apply whole table formatting, shading and borders.

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Figure 73. Draw Borders Group

The Draw Borders group is the final group on   the Table Tools Design Contextual Tab and contains commands for drawing and   erasing tables, rows and columns. This group also contains commands for   customizing a table’s border style, weight and color.

The Table  group can be found on the Table Tools Layout Contextual Tab. This group   contains a command for controlling whether you can see a tables gridlines.  Plus, you can also find a selection command in this group.

Figure 74. Table Group

Figure 75. Rows & Columns Group

The Rows & Columns group can be found on   the Table Tools Layout Contextual Tab and contains commands for inserting and   deleting rows and columns to an existing table.

The Merge group can be found on the Table Tools   Layout Contextual Tab and contains only three commands – Merge Cells, Split   Cells and Split Table.

Figure 76. Merge Group

Figure 77. Cell Size Group

The Cell Size group can be found on the Table   Tools Layout Contextual Tab. This group contains commands for adjusting the   height of your rows and the width of your columns.

The Alignment group can be found on the Table   Tools Layout Contextual Tab and contains commands for text alignment within   individual table cells.

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Figure 78. Alignment Group

Figure 79. Data Group

The Data group can be found on the Table Tools   Layout Contextual Tab. This group contains commands for sorting and   performing calculations. This is also the group that contains the command for   converting an existing table to text.