Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating tables, part of PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training.
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We can create a table on our slide to add a variety of data. Generally, we need tables so that we can have rows and columns of text, or numbers. It's not always about money either. We might want to display a contact list, compare products or add a matrix. Let's give it a shot. After Slide 12, we're going to add a new slide with the usual title and text layout. We'll pull down the New Slide menu, and choose Title and Content. The title for this slide is going to be Product Pricing.
Instead of typing text directly into the placeholder, we're going to click the Insert Table icon. This asks us how many rows and columns we want in our new table. Note that we can adjust this at any time. I want to add a table that shows all of our products and their pricing at various sizes. So I'll add a table with 4 columns and 6 rows. As you can see, our Table is created already, and we have some default formatting. Let's add some values, and then we'll format.
Entering text into a table is just like it would be in Microsoft Word, and even Excel. Click and type into the cell you want to type into and start typing. Note that you can use your backspace and delete keys, and you can also use your arrow keys to move around the cells. It looks like I forgot one more row for my sixth product. There is two ways to fix that. I can either tab to the end of the table, and then press tab one more time, or I can right-click anywhere on the table, and use the Insert menu.
When I right-click, I can choose Insert, and then Insert Rows Below. There is my new row. I'll click here and continue to type. You can see how the table keeps everything lined up neatly, and how we can use tables to show just about any kind of data. Let's continue on, and learn about formatting a table.
- Using the Office 2010 Backstage View
- Using and customizing the Office 2010 ribbon
- Starting a presentation from scratch
- Applying slide layouts for consistency
- Rearranging slides
- Running a presentation for an audience
- Formatting with font, color, bullets, and alignment
- Adding and customizing photos, clip art, shapes, audio, and video
- Applying picture effects such as background removal, brightness, and color effects
- Modifying slide masters
- Adding a logo to the background
- Adding and customizing tables, charts, diagrams, and data from Excel
- Printing a presentation
- Sharing a presentation with others through video, the web, SharePoint, and PDF
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1. Understanding the PowerPoint 2010 Interface
2. Getting Started
3. Formatting a Presentation
4. Adding Tables and Charts
5. Working with Shapes
6. Adding Audio and Video
7. Adding SmartArt and Diagrams
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8. Sharing with Others
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