How to create and work with tables? – MS Excel 2007 Tips

Excel 2007 has come up with several customized features and one of them is Tables. Working with tables has been much more appealing and customized for its users in the newer version. To give you a glimpse, let’s work with a set of values.

Enter a few values in an excel sheet as follows

Microsoft Excel 2007 Tips
Microsoft Excel 2007 Tips

Enter Values in Tables Excel
Enter Values in Tables Excel

Type Alt+n+t . This would result in the Insert tab and select the Tables option
You would get to see the following box, click Ok.

Alt+n+t Excel
Alt+n+t Excel

This would transform the appearance of the table as follows

Table Appreance Excel
Table Appreance Excel

If you notice, Excel 2007 creates filter in the column based on the values in the column. You would also see another tab in the ribbon-Design (which appears in case of Tables).

Design Ribbon Excel
Design Ribbon Excel

In the Design ribbon, some of the key features which are used commonly are:
Properties

  • Table Name

Table Style Options

Table Style Options Excel
Table Style Options Excel
  • By selecting Banded Rows, you would get an alternating color pattern in the rows
  • By checking the Total Row box, you would get the total of the row values at the end
  • Selecting the First Column or Last Column highlights the formatting in that column

Table Styles
You can change the appearance of the table by selecting the options in Table Styles as follows:

Table Styles
Table Styles