Monday, October 30, 2023

How to Quickly Create a Table in Microsoft Word

Have you ever wondered how to create a table quickly in Microsoft Word ?

Maybe there's a quick keyboard shortcut?

How about an "old school" trick?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use simple ASCII characters.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Microsoft Word. 
  2. Type a plus sign (+) followed by a series of minus signs (-) and end with another plus sign (+). 
  3. For example, to create a 3 cell table, type: +-----+-----+-----+ and then Enter.

Create a Table in Microsoft Word

fig. 1 Create a Table in Microsoft Word Using + and -s

    4. Just follow the pattern to create a table with more columns.
    5. Click into the last cell and press Tab key to create a new row.

Creating tables with ASCII characters is quick and easy. 

It’s also a fun way to impress your colleagues with your Word prowess!


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