Creating Tables | Design Layout

Creating tables

  1. Position the insertion point where you want to insert the table.
  2. On the Table menu, point to Insert, and then click Table.
  3. In the Rows box, type the number of rows you want.
  4. In the Columns box, type the number of columns you want.
  5. In the Alignment box, select the position for the table on the page.
  6. In the Border size box, type the width you want for the table border in pixels. If you do not want a border, type 0.
  7. To change the cell padding of the table (the space between a cell's border and content), enter a number in the Cell padding box.
  8. To change the cell spacing of the table (the space between cells), enter a number in the Cell spacing box.
  9. To change the width of the table, do one of the following:


Using tables for page layout

When you lay out text and graphics on a page, you can use a table to arrange them. Tables are supported by virtually all Web browsers and are an easy way to lay out your pages and to keep the appearance uniform in all browsers.  Failure to use tables, especially when positioning images, can cause a discrepancy between the appearance of your page in design mode and published pages.