Creating and Formatting Tables in Word 2016

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Word and more experienced Word users who want to learn about the new interface and features in Word 2016.


Expected Duration
30 minutes

Microsoft Word 2016 provides tools that make it easy to create, format, and manipulate tables. In this course, you’ll learn different methods for creating and adjusting tables, applying table styles, and formatting the content in table cells. You’ll also learn how to apply shading and borders to tables in Word 2016. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft Word 2016 for beginners.


Creating Tables in Word 2016

  • start the course
  • create tables and apply quick table layouts in Word 2016
  • add content to tables in Word 2016
  • select tables and table elements in Word 2016

Editing and Formatting Tables

  • adjust column and row sizes automatically in tables in Word 2016
  • split and merge table cells in Word 2016
  • align text vertically or horizontally in table cells in Word 2016
  • change the direction of text in table cells in Word 2016
  • apply different styles to a table in Word 2016
  • distribute column widths and row heights equally in a table in Word 2016

Applying Borders and Shading

  • display table gridlines and understand their uses in Word 2016
  • create or remove table borders in Word 2016
  • apply shading to table cells in Word 2016
  • use the Border Painter and Border Sampler tools to format table borders in Word 2016

Practice: Constructing Tables

  • create, modify, and format a table, display gridlines, and format the table’s borders in Word 2016





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