How to Create a Table

      A Formatting Tutorial




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Provide Organization
    • A table is an easy way to
      provide data to readers in an
      organized fashion.
    • Re...
The Unorganized Table

    • Pressing Tab and the Space Bar will make it difficult to get words or
      data lined up wit...
Creating the Organized Table

    • Position your cursor at the insertion point where you want
      the table to appear.
...
Ready for the Book Publishers

    • Don’t worry about what your correctly made table looks like in your
      original ma...
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How To Create Tables

  1. 1. How to Create a Table A Formatting Tutorial 1
  2. 2. Provide Organization • A table is an easy way to provide data to readers in an organized fashion. • Readers appreciate a clean and easy-to-read table. • Tables can be messy and unappealing when they are done incorrectly. • This tutorial will show you the easy way to create a table using Microsoft Word. 2 2
  3. 3. The Unorganized Table • Pressing Tab and the Space Bar will make it difficult to get words or data lined up with each other. • View your manuscript in Show Formatting Mode. If you see lines of dots and arrows, your table was created incorrectly. A dot indicates where you have hit the Space Bar. An arrow indicates where you have pressed Tab. • The data in an incorrectly created table will shift as the margins change during production. Your table won’t look the way you intended after publication. • Creating a correct table in Microsoft Word can be easy! 3 3
  4. 4. Creating the Organized Table • Position your cursor at the insertion point where you want the table to appear. • Go to Table on the top toolbar. Click on Insert and Table. • An Insert Table dialogue box will pop up. Here, you can enter how many columns and rows you would like in the table. Click Okay. • An empty table will appear ready for you to type the data and information needed. • You can change the shape and size of your table by click and dragging the line you wish to manipulate. 4 4
  5. 5. Ready for the Book Publishers • Don’t worry about what your correctly made table looks like in your original manuscript. As long as it is done correctly and text is typed into it, it will be finalized during production. • Tables require extra time and attention to detail. See our Fee Schedule or contact a representative to learn about table formatting fees. • Congratulations! You are one step closer to self publishing your book! If you have any questions, please contact an AuthorHouse representative at 888.519.5121 and we would be happy to assist you. 5 5

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