Using Tables in PowerPoint

Using tables is a smart and efficient way to represent data in PowerPoint. It gives you the flexibility to show various permutations and combinations as well as make it simpler for your audience to understand the data.

It is often very difficult to work with tables in PowerPoint. The truth is, there are several options that are often either overlooked or unknown to people that can make their tables look really cool!

Add Tables in PowerPoint

Click on the “Insert” tab in the menu ribbon located at the top of the screen. In the “Insert” menu, click on the “Table” option and then click on the “Insert Table” option in the dropdown menu under the “Table” option.



In the “Insert Table” dialog box, click on the “Number of columns” box and type in the number of columns you want to add to the table. Similarly, type in the preferred number of rows for the table in the “Number of rows” box.

How to Align Text in a Table in PowerPoint?

Step-1:  The first step is to highlight the text that you want to align inside the table to select them. Then click on the “Layout” tab which is the last tab in the menu ribbon located at the top of the screen.


In the “Alignment” group of the “Layout” tab, you can now select your preferred alignment options. The options available for the horizontal alignment are “Left”, “Center”, and “Right”.

How to Move or Resize Table in PowerPoint?

Step-1: In the open slide, “Right Click” on the table that you want to move or resize.

In the right-click menu, click on the “Format Shape” option to open the sidebar.

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