Do you have this wide range of information and data to present in your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 file? Instead of presenting numerous pages of information in multiple sides of your presentation, why don’t you club and organize your information within a table? Moreover, your audience may find reading numerous slides of information tedious whereas scanning information categorized under various columns and rows would be much easier for them. That’s why tables allow us to communicate and engage audience more effectively on a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation.

Are you looking for tips on how to create and format table of contents correctly? That’s why we have brought this simple online tutorial to create and format tables to help you manage table and its properties in your educational, corporate, training manuals or other kind of presentations. Hence, narrow down the range of information you want to incorporate in the tables and then, try these steps to create and format tables easily on a Windows 7-based computer.

  1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  2. On the “Insert” tab in the “Table” group, click “Table”.
  3. In the “Insert Table” dialog box, you can either:


  • Click “Insert Table” and then enter a number in the “Number of Columns” and “Number of Rows” list.
  • Click “OK”
  1. To modify the Table Structure and Format a Table
  2. Click the table and notice that you have two new tabs on the Ribbon:“Design and Layout”. These pertain to the table design and layout.
  3. On the Design Tab, you can choose:
  1. Table Style Options
  2. Table Styles
  3. Draw Borders
  4. View Gridlines and Properties from the Table Group
  5. Insert Rows and Columns from the Rows & Columns Group
  6. Delete the Table, Rows and/or Columns from the Rows & Columns Group
  7. Merge or Split Cells from the Merge Group
  8. Increase and decrease cell size from the Cell Size Group
  9. Change the height and width of the table from the “Table Size” group
  1. Click the Layout Tab on the Ribbon. This Layout tab allows you to: