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Organize Information in Columns and Tables in Microsoft Word 2010

Key Points

  • To vary the layout of a document, you can divide text into columns. You can control the number of columns, the width of the columns, and the space between the columns.

  • To clearly present a simple set of data, you can use tabs to create a tabbed list, with custom tab stops controlling the width and alignment of columns.

  • You can create a table from scratch, or convert existing text to a table. You can control the size of the table and its individual structural elements.

  • By using the built-in table styles, you can quickly apply professional-looking cell and character formatting to a table and its contents.

  • You can enhance a table and its contents by applying text attributes, borders, and shading.