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Creating a table

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Video: Creating a table

When you need to organize text on a page in a OneNote notebook the best option is to create a table. Sometimes tables are created for you. We saw in a previous lesson in our Bird Watching section here of our Personal6 notebook, when we used Outlook to bring Meeting Details onto a page in a notebook that it automatically creates a table for us. In this case you can see we've got two columns and four rows. This was created for us automatically. We see the Subject, Date, Location etcetera down the left-hand side and we see the contents on the right-hand side.

Creating a table

When you need to organize text on a page in a OneNote notebook the best option is to create a table. Sometimes tables are created for you. We saw in a previous lesson in our Bird Watching section here of our Personal6 notebook, when we used Outlook to bring Meeting Details onto a page in a notebook that it automatically creates a table for us. In this case you can see we've got two columns and four rows. This was created for us automatically. We see the Subject, Date, Location etcetera down the left-hand side and we see the contents on the right-hand side.

That's as an example of a table created for us. But let's talk about creating your own tables now. Let's move to a different notebook. We will go to the Two Trees6 notebook. We will go to the AGM section with the Agenda page selected. We've got nothing on this page. Let's say we want an overview of the agenda for our Annual General Meeting. All we have to do is click anywhere on the page where we want it to go. You'll notice that a little note border appears. Let's just stretch it out a little bit.

This may become necessary later on as we modify our table and its width and so on. To create a table, you have two options. Let's go to the Insert tab, and on the Ribbon you'll see a group here for Tables. This Table button is actually a drop-down, so you have two options when you click this. You can simply move across and down to the number of rows and columns you need, or you can go down to the very bottom and click Insert Table. Let's do that. You'll see this little dialog box where you can type in the number of rows and columns that you need for your table.

Well, let's click Cancel because a faster way is to go back, click this button, and just simply hover over the number of squares. You can see as we go to the edge, the biggest table we can create here is 10x8. So the Insert Table option at the bottom is great for table greater than 10x8. So let's say we just need 2 columns and 4 rows. 2x4. Once you see that highlighted or selected, just click, and the table is created for you. You'll see 2 equal columns and 4 equal rows.

Now we are ready to start typing content. So let's just type-in Day, press your Tab key, moves you to the next cell. If there is contents there, it gets highlighted, so you can type right over it. These are empty cells, so all we have to do is type in... Let's do Speaker. Let's say we want Speaker Name. It's not quite wide enough. When you hit the Spacebar to continue and start typing Name, notice that the column stretches out for you to accommodate the widest entry. Now we are ready to just tab again, move down to the next cell. We can start typing in for example Day 1 and it looks like we are missing the time.

So that's something we can tackle a little bit later. Right now though I want you to see what's happening. Up at the top on the Ribbon we see the Table tools automatically, because we are inside a table. So whether you create a new table or go back to modify an existing table, these Table tools will show up in the Layout tab of your Ribbon. You've got a number of options for selecting tables, columns, rows, and cells. Same thing for deleting and inserting rows and columns. You've got Border options and Alignment options for the content itself.

So for example if we click here where Day 1 appears, the number 1, that should maybe be right aligned. We will click the Align Right, and you can see now it's over here on the right-hand side of the column, and now we could type-in a speaker name. Let's go ahead and type-in your own name there, and we are ready to continue. So we've got all of these options for modifying our table. Well, once you've created your table, and you know exactly what's going to go in there, you can start entering your content and always know you can go back and make modifications.

That's what we are going to do next.

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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 30m 27s
    1. What is OneNote?
      6m 20s
    2. Launching OneNote and touring the interface
      6m 55s
    3. Opening, closing, and saving notebooks
      4m 29s
    4. Creating new notebooks
      2m 4s
    5. Creating, moving, and deleting sections and pages
      4m 47s
    6. Working with sub-pages
      3m 51s
    7. Creating a note on a page
      2m 1s
  3. 34m 10s
    1. Working with unfiled notes
      4m 12s
    2. Copying and pasting content
      4m 14s
    3. Adding screen clippings
      2m 34s
    4. Adding audio and video files
      5m 24s
    5. Adding pictures
      3m 1s
    6. Recording audio and video
      4m 25s
    7. Adding files
      1m 45s
    8. Adding math equations to notes
      4m 14s
    9. Sending to OneNote
      4m 21s
  4. 17m 17s
    1. Formatting text
      3m 49s
    2. Using styles from the quick gallery
      2m 14s
    3. Using bullets and numbering
      4m 8s
    4. Checking spelling
      7m 6s
  5. 29m 51s
    1. Organizing the user interface
      5m 20s
    2. Creating new windows
      2m 33s
    3. Searching a notebook
      3m 39s
    4. Creating links to pages with wiki linking
      2m 42s
    5. Tagging notes
      7m 40s
    6. Working with sections
      4m 26s
    7. Using section groups
      3m 31s
  6. 8m 14s
    1. Inserting Outlook meetings
      2m 38s
    2. Sending page information by email
      1m 39s
    3. Working with Outlook tasks
      3m 57s
  7. 15m 19s
    1. Creating a table
      3m 47s
    2. Working with rows and columns
      3m 21s
    3. Formatting tables and data
      5m 45s
    4. Moving tables and data
      2m 26s
  8. 11m 53s
    1. Working in Pen mode
      5m 29s
    2. Manipulating written notes and drawings
      4m 39s
    3. Converting handwriting to type
      1m 45s
  9. 12m 18s
    1. Using templates
      5m 44s
    2. Saving as a template
      2m 52s
    3. Choosing a default template
      3m 42s
  10. 10m 47s
    1. Setting paper size and margins
      4m 46s
    2. Changing page background options
      2m 53s
    3. Adding a background graphic
      3m 8s
  11. 8m 15s
    1. Printing notes and selections
      4m 57s
    2. Modifying print options
      3m 18s
  12. 27m 48s
    1. Saving to other formats
      4m 20s
    2. Saving OneNote content to PDF or XPS
      4m 19s
    3. Creating a shared notebook
      4m 24s
    4. Inviting others and syncing notebooks
      4m 18s
    5. Sending pages in various formats
      3m 1s
    6. Sharing notebooks on the web
      7m 26s
  13. 10m 5s
    1. Knowing who wrote what with author indicators
      3m 27s
    2. Locating newly added content with highlighting
      3m 2s
    3. Seeing past versions quickly with versioning
      3m 36s
  14. 13m 8s
    1. Automatically linking your notes to what you're viewing
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Research pane
      3m 54s
    3. Translating text with the Mini Translator
      2m 52s
  15. 18m 2s
    1. Setting display options
      6m 27s
    2. Changing email options
      4m 37s
    3. Protecting passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting backup options
      2m 57s
  16. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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