Unit 10. More on word processing

Topic C: Tables, columns, and breaks

Insert a Table

– information arranged in a condensed form of columns and rows. It is a more effective way to present information.

Insert a table in a document (Word 2016)

Method 1

  1. Click where you wish to insert the table in your document.
  2. Click the Insert tab and the Table button.

  3. Drag through to select the desired number of rows and columns (a table will appear).

Method 2

  1. Click where you wish to create the table in your document.
  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Click the Table button.
  4. Click Insert Table.
  5. Click the up or down arrows (in the Table drop-down menu) to select the desired number of columns.
  6. Click the up or down arrows to select the desired number of rows.
  7. Click OK to insert the table.

Create and Remove Columns

Add columns to a document

  1. Select the paragraphs you wish to lay out in columns.
  2. Click the Layout tab and click the Columns button.
  3. Click to select the number of columns you wish to create (such as “Two,” in the drop-down menu).
  4. The text will lay out in columns.

Remove columns

  1. Click anywhere in the columns.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. Click the Columns button.
  4. Click One to change the document as one column.

Insert Page Breaks

– a page break marks the end of a page that indicates where the printer will start a new page.

Insert a page break

  1. Click where you wish a new page to begin.
  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Click the Page Break button. A page break is inserted in the document.
  4. Click on the Home tab and then Show/Hide symbol (¶) will show hidden page beaks (click the Show/Hide symbol again will remove ¶).

Insert Section Breaks

– a section break splits a page into sections that can have a different format or layout within the same page in the document.

Insert a section break

  1. Click where you wish a new section to begin.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. Click the Breaks button.
  4. Click to select the type of section break you wish to use.
  5. Click on the Home tab and then Show/Hide symbol (¶) will show hidden section beaks.

Remove a page or section break

  1. Click the Home tab.
  2. Click the Show/Hide symbol ¶ (to display the section break).
  3. Double-click the page or section break to select it.
  4. Press the Delete key (on the keyboard).

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