How to Create a Table in Powerpoint 2013

A Powerpoint slideshow is a type of document that is meant to be shown to an audience to convey a piece of information. While many presentations will simply focus on presenting this information as efficiently as possible, you may find that you need to take additional steps to present data that can’t be listed as a bullet point, or in a text box. One effective way to do this is through the use of table, which you can create and add to your slides directly from the Powerpoint application.

The tutorial in this article will show you how to create and insert a table into a slide in your presentation so that you can present a set of data as a table. Once the table has been created you can even modify its’ appearance to make it more visually appealing.

 

Insert a Table in Powerpoint 2013

The steps below will show you how to add a table directly to a slide in your Powerpoint 2013 presentation. Once you have inserted the table, you will be able to utilize the the Table Tools menu at the top of the window to modify the appearance of the table, and you can also use the handles on the border of the table to adjust its’ size.

 

Step 1: Open the Powerpoint presentation to which you want to add the table.

 

Step 2: Select the slide where the table will be inserted.

select the slide for the table

 

 

Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the Insert tab

 

 

Step 4: Click the Table button in the navigational ribbon at the top of the window, then select the dimensions for the table.

click the table button, then select the size of the table

 

 

As mentioned earlier, there will now be a Table Tools tab at the top of the window, with Design and Layout tabs underneath it. You can use the options on these tabs to modify the appearance of the table.

the table tools menu

 

 

Is there a slide in your presentation that you want to use in a different document? Save a Powerpoint slide as a picture so that it can be used in any program that is compatible with JPEG images.

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