Position the cursor where you want to insert the table
Click Table à Insert Table (Table dialog box appears)
Give your table dimensions
A style is a collection of formatting characteristics that defines the way in which text appears in a document
A paragraph style affects the appearance of the paragraph, such as its alignment, line spacing, and tab settings
A text style affects the font style, size, or applies bold and italic formats to the text in a paragraph.
Built-in styles provided by Word can be availed by using the Styles and Formatting command in the Format menu.
Word also allows you to create new styles and copy these styles using Format Painter.
Working with Tables
A table is used to organize and present data in a structured manner. A table is made up of horizontal rows and vertical columns and helps organize and present data in a structured manner. E.g., a scenario where you need to present the grades of different students over the last three years. You can group and organize the information in a concise and easy-to-read format as shown in the following figure:
You can use Word’s Table feature to create columns and rows. You can then add formatting to enhance the look of your table
To create a table, you need to specify the number of rows & columns
You can add data (text or graphics) in each cell of a table
You can use the arrow keys to move between table cells.
The Table AutoFormat dialog box is displayed, when selected:
Managing Page Layout
Word provides various page setup options such as alignment, margins, and orientation to adjust the layout of the document on a paper. Page setup options include:
Margins: Allows you to change the default page margins
You can set custom margins for a document
In general, margins affect all the pages of a document. Also, headers and footers are contained in the top and bottom margins, so make sure you do not decrease the margins too much or the header and footer information might not print completely
It’s always a good practice to preview the entire document before printing if you have adjusted the margins.
Page orientation: Allows you to adjust objects that do not fit the page width-wise
Sometimes, you can choose to print the document in landscape orientation rather than the default portrait orientation
Paper size: Allows you to change the current page size for printing purposes
For certain documents, you might need to change the paper size for printing.
When there is more text on a page than the margins, Word creates a new page by inserting a page break. Word’s page breaks do not always fall where you want them to in a document, so when you have completed a long document, you will often need to paginate it manually by adding page breaks