Insert a Table

Herre the many methods to insert a table.

  1. Click on the Insert ribbon on the Table area. Position your mouse cursor on the opened window and

    1. select the size of the table. Do not forget that there is, almost, always one column and one row more for the headers.


    2.  Once this is done, the table will be create. An ugly blue looking table in the middle of your slide.

    3. You must now move it to where you want it. Do this by clicking on an edge but not on a corner and a cross will appear that allows you to move the table.

    4. Powerpoint opens the ribbon TABLE TOOL design and layout. With these, you can change all the parameter, aspects of your Powerpoint table, like the colour, the thickness, the fonts, etc....

    5. The next step is to enter the values into your table. If you do not have enough columns or rows, then again the TABLE TOOL Layout, will allow you the add, remove, insert colomns and rows.


  3. On an empty slide, click on the icon to insert a table in the middle of the slide.
    1.  By doing so, a small window will open and ask you how many colomns and rows you need. Enter the values and press enter or click OK.

    2. Here the small window.

    3. As mentioned in point 1, the table will be inserted, but it will take all the page and be centered.

      You can now change its shape, colours, format with the Table Tool Ribbons.

  4. The third method is to create a table with Microsoft EXCEL. The once you are satisfied with your table, you can select the cells you want to copy, COPY them and PASTE them into your presentation.
    1. The advantage is that when you change the excel data, the changes will automatically change in your PowerPoint presentation.
    2. the disadvantage is the same.... may be you do not want new changes in your EXCEL spreadsheet to be reflected in your presentation.
      1. The solution is to paste your table as a PICTURE. Do this by right clicking in the slide, the following menu appears. Select picture.
      2. done. The table will not change anymore.


As for texts, if you don't like the color and shape of your text.  Select it, click the Home ribbon, and the FONT part or PARAGRAPH to choose its color, its font, and alignment.

 The Drawing TOOL format Ribbon also allows modifications such as the outline of your text box for example.



Trucs et astuces 1

Pour vous déplacer dans le tableau sans toujours utiliser la souris: Utiliser le bouton TAB pour passer d'une cellule à l'autre. Pour reculer MAJ-TAB ou SHIFT-TAB.

Le bouton TAB vous permet également de rajouter une ligne à la fin du tableau. Il suffit d'être dans la dernière cellule, appuyez TAB et une nouvelle ligne se crée.

Pour rajouter une colonne, utilisez le ruban Disposition, la zone lignes et colonne.


Trucs et astuces 2

Pour éditer du texte rapidement, sélectionnez le texte  1) avec un double clic ou 2) en maintenant le bouton de gauche préssé puis tirant la souris sur zone à sélectionner.

Quand vous relachez le bouton le menu d'édition du texte va apparaitre et vous permettre de faire un changement rapide.