How to Create a Table in a Content Placeholder in PowerPoint 2007

By Doug Lowe

Tables are great for presenting lots of information in a PowerPoint slide. Basic tables are simple to create in PowerPoint. To create a PowerPoint slide that contains a table use the Title and Content slide layout. Just follow these steps:

1Open the Home tab on the Ribbon and then click the New Slide button in the Slides group to add a slide with the Title and Content layout.

A new slide is created.

2Click the Table icon in the center of the Content placeholder.

The Insert Table dialog box appears.

3Set the number of rows and columns table and then click OK.

The table appears.

4Type information into the table’s cells.

You can click any cell in the table and start typing. Or you can move from cell to cell by pressing the Tab key or the arrow keys.

5Play with the formatting if you want.

Use Table Tools on the Ribbon to control the formatting for the table.