How to Create a Table Chart in Powerpoint

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If you can create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint software, you can add a table to that presentation. You can create a table chart in PowerPoint by following a few steps and adding your own information or data to the table.

  • Open up a new PowerPoint presentation and go to the slide where you want to insert a table. Choose a layout for this slide that includes "content," such as the "Title and Content" layout option. You will find the layout options under the main menu, or File; choose "Slide Layout" and from there, select one that has a content option.

  • On the content portion of the slide, click the icon that looks like a table; when you roll your mouse over this icon it will say, "insert table." Left-click this icon one time to open up the table formatting options. This will pop up in a separate window.
    You can also do this by going to the Insert tab and clicking on Table from the main menu bar.

  • Choose the number of columns and rows for your table. Remember that you may need to add a row and a column for each header you plan to use on your table.

  • Change the table styles using the menu across the top of your page. You can customize the table colors, shading and format this way. For example, you might want a table that has a blue shade throughout, with a dark blue header line across the top and light blue and white shades on alternating rows. Click on a variety of options until you find one you like, including choices for a total row at the bottom (click "total row" and it adds a divider line between the second-to-last and last rows so you can total each column) or a textured background (click "shading" and then "texture" to choose your options).

  • Click on any section of the table to add data or text to that section. Complete all sections of your table and move on to the next slide.

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References

  • "PowerPoint Workshop For Teachers;" Janet Caughlin; 2006
  • Photo Credit Ciaran Griffin/Lifesize/Getty Images
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