Understanding tab tables


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Understanding tab tables

Tables like the ones you see here are useful for organizing and presenting related data in a format that's easy to read and pleasant to look at. Tables are widely used in all kinds of business documents. Word offers a variety of ways to create tables of information. This document shows three of them. Only one of them is correct. The first example shows a table created with spaces between each column of information. The trouble is characters and most fonts have variable widths. For example the letter I is skinnier than the letter W. When you create a table with spaces unless you use an ugly mono spaced font you can not going to get the columns to line up.

Look closely at this first example and you will see what I mean. This is the wrong way to create a simple table in Word. Tabs, which you use in the second two examples, offer a better way. Tabs work with the tab stop sit inside of the ruler. When you type in items in a tabbed table, you press the Tab key on the keyboard to advance ...

Understanding tab tables
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Understanding tab tables provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Maria Langer as part of the Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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Business
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Word for Mac
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