Comprehensive notes working with tables in documents class 10

Comprehensive notes working with tables in documents class 10 will provide you with detailed notes on how to work with tables in digital documents.

Working with tables in documents

Working with tables in documents is another important part of digital documentation software. In your syllabus of IT 402, this content is added after create and customizing table of contents. So let’s start.

What is a table?

A table is a combination of rows and columns. In other words, A table is a data representation in a horizontal and vertical manner. The horizontal data representation is known as row and the vertical data representation is known as a column.
 

How are tables of writer useful?

Tables are useful in many ways in the document. Few of them are as follows:
  1. To represent data in tabular form
  2. It adds readability to the document
  3. Makes your document more presentable
  4. The reader can understand data easily in tables
  5. Helps to analyse data

How to insert a table?

As usual, we will follow the same pattern MS Word 2013 and OO writer 4.1.7. Before going ahead lets we discuss what are the ways to insert a table in document.

What are the ways to insert the table in MS Word 2013?

There are few ways to insert a table in MS Word 2013 as follows:

ways of insert table in MS Word 2013
ways of insert table in MS Word 2013

Steps to insert a table in MS Word 2013

  1. Insert ⇒ Table ⇒ Drag the required table by dimensions of rows and columns. See the following screenshot where we have inserted table of 5 x 5 (rows x columns).
    Insert table 5 X 5 in MS Word 2013
    Insert table 5 X 5 in MS Word 2013
  2. Insert ⇒ Table ⇒ Insert Tabe option. When you insert a table by this option you will get a dialog box that asks a number of rows and number of columns required in the table along with the auto behaviour of data on the screen. Look at following screenshots:
    Insert table using insert table option in MS Word 2013
    Insert table using insert table option in MS Word 2013

    insert table dialog box in MS Word 2013

  3. Draw a table: You can draw a table as per your need. Make the required boxes using the pen tool.
    insert table using draw table
    insert a table using draw table
  4. Convert text to the table: To use this option text must be written in tabular form for good results. However, you can convert any text into the table. Steps are as follows:
    1. Write the text in the word document.
    2. Select the text.
    3. Now click on Insert ⇒ Table ⇒ Convert Text to Table option.
      insert table using convert text to table option
      insert table using convert text to table option
    4. Now convert text to table dialog box will appear. Select the symbol to separate the value in different columns as shown in this screenshot. In this example, I have used space to separate values in columns.
      Separate text into columns using symbol in MS Word
      Separate text into columns using the symbol in MS Word
  5. Quick tables option is used to insert a pre-defined formatted table in the document.

What are the ways to insert the table in OO writer 4.1.7?

There are three ways to insert a table in OO Writer 4.1.7:
  1. Insert ⇒ Table – Follow these steps
    1. Place your cursor where the table is required.
    2. Now click on Insert ⇒ Table option. An insert table dialog box appears.
      insert table dialog in OO Writer 4.1.7
      insert table dialog in OO Writer 4.1.7
    3. Type a table name to maintain this as a part of the document. Then select the size by the number of rows and number of columns and options like Heading, Don’t split table or border option.
    4. Click on OK button.
  2. Table ⇒ Insert ⇒ Table: Steps are similar to option 1.
  3. From Standard toolbar Table icon
    1. Place your cursor where the table is required in the document.
    2. Click on the table icon in the standard toolbar.
      insert table from standard toolbar in OO Writer
      insert table from standard toolbar in OO Writer
    3. When you click on the table icon it will open insert table dialog as above. If you click on down arrow it allows you to select the number of columns and number of rows for your table.

Autofit Options in table

Autofit options are useful to fit the contents in the table automatically.

Autofit Options in the table in MS Word 2013

Autofit option is available in Layout ⇒ Autofit in the Cell Size group.

Layout Autofit Options in MS Word
Layout Autofit Options in MS Word
This layout tab is an additional tab which will appear when you select the table or place your cursor in a table.
MS word provides the following autofit options :
MS Word 2013 autofit options for table
MS Word 2013 autofit options for table
    1. Autofit Contents: Allows to set the column width according to the length of the content
    2. Autofit Window: Allows to set the table width to fit on the window
    3. Fixed Column Width: Allows to set columns at a fixed width

Autofit Options in the table in OO Writer 4.1.7

To adjust autofit options in OO Writer click on Table ⇒ Aufofit option. OO Writer provides following autofit options:
    1. Column Width: Content will be adjusted according to the fixed column’s width
    2. Optimal Column width: Adjust column width with contents
    3. Distribute columns evenly: Adjust selected columns with equal width
    4. Row Height: Content will be adjusted according to the fixed row’s height
    5. Optimal Row Height: Adjust rows height with contents
    6. Distribute rows evenly: Adjust selected rows with equal height
    7. Allow rows to break across pages and columns: Break the rows with the number of pages and applied columns on the page

Select the appropriate option as per your document need.

Entering text into a table

It is a quite simple task. Place your cursor to insert text in the cell and type the text. Use navigation keys to navigate through the table. Use respective arrow keys to navigate in the table. For example, to move left side press left arrow key, right arrow to the right arrow, up arrow key to move up, down arrow key to move down. Tab key is used to move next cell or row as well as insert a new blank row from the last cell.

Selecting row(s)/Column(s)/Table/Cell(s)

You need to select the row(s) to format them or change the format of the contents. You can select rows directly through the mouse click. If you want to select from the command then follow these steps in MS Word 2013.
Click on Layout ⇒ Select ⇒ Select Row(s)/Select Column(s)/Select Table/Select Cell(s) option.

Select table Row in MS Word 2013
Select table Row in MS Word 2013
Follow this step to select a row in OO Writer 4.1.7
Click on Table ⇒ Select ⇒ Row(s) / Column(s) / Table / Cell(s)
 

Add images in table

Insert Image and adjust it according to your need. Place the cursor where the image is required and insert the image.

Inserting Row(s) and Column(s)

You are required to insert row(s) and column(s)anytime once a table is prepared. To insert a row at the end of the table is very simple just press tab key at the last cell of the table. To insert row(s), columns(s) or cell(s) by following steps:

Insert row(s) in MS Word 2013

The layout table contains following options to insert row(s)/Columns:
    1. Insert Above
    2. Insert Below
    3. Insert Left (For Columns(s))
    4. Insert Right (For Columns(s))
      insert rows options in MS Word 2013
      insert rows options in MS Word 2013

Insert row(s) in OO Writer 4.1.7

    1. Click on Table ⇒ Insert ⇒  Rows. It will open insert rows dailog box.
      Insert rows dialog box in OO Writer 4.1.7
      Insert rows dialog box in OO Writer 4.1.7
    2. Type number of rows in front of Number box.
    3. Choose the position before or after as per your requirements.
    4. Click on Ok button.

Insert column(s) in OO Writer 4.1.7

Click on Table ⇒ Insert ⇒  Rows. It will open insert columns dailog box, type number of column(s) required and select the position for the columns.

Delete Row(s), Column(s) and Cell(s)

Sometimes row(s), column(s) or cell(s) are required to be deleted. So let us discuss how to delete them.

Delete row(s)/Column(s)/Cell(s)/Table in MS Word 2013

  1. Place your cursor which row is required to be deleted.
  2. Click on Layout  ⇒ Delete option. Select appropriate components of the table to delete.
    MS Word 2013 delete options
    MS Word 2013 delete options

Delete row(s)/Column(s)/Table in OO Writer 4.1.7

    1. Place the cursor which row/column/table requires to be deleted.
    2. Click on Table ⇒ Delete  ⇒ Table / Rows / Columns

Merging Cells

Merge cells mean that combining more than one rows or columns into one cell. It is mostly used to generate headings in the table.

Merge Cells in MS Word 2013

    1. Select the number of cells to be merged.
    2. Click on Layout ⇒ Merge Cells option from Merge group.

      Merge Cells in MS word 2013
      Merge Cells in MS word 2013

Merge cells in OO Writer 4.1.7

Click on Table ⇒ Merge Cells 

Merged Cells
Merged Cells

Split Cells

Split cells option is used to split one cell into a number of rows and columns. Place your cursor in a cell where multiple cells are required and follow these steps:

Split Cells in MS Word 2013

    1. Click on Layout ⇒ Split Cells.

      Split Cells command in MS Word 2013
      Split Cells command in MS Word 2013
    2. Split Cells dialog box appears.
      Split cells dialog box in MS Word 2013
      The split cells dialog box in MS Word 2013
    3. Enter the desired number of rows and columns.

Split Cells in OO Writer 4.1.7

    1. Click on Table ⇒ Split Cells. 
    2. Split Cells dialog box appears.
      Split Cells dialog box OO Writer 4.1.7
      Split Cells dialog box OO Writer 4.1.7
    3. Type the number of cells to be split in Split cells into a box.
    4. Select horizontally to split cells in a horizontal direction or vertically to split cells in a vertical direction.
    5. Click on OK.

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