Working with a Table - Exercise

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Working with a Table - Exercise

Working with a Table

Duration: 5 to 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will copy a table from an Excel file and use the Table Tools options to modify its design and layout in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  1. Locate and open the PowerPoint file named "My Table" in your Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder.
  2. Locate and open the Excel file named "Commission" in your Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder.
  3. Copy the table from Excel into the slide titled "Commission Table".
  4. Change the design of the table to Themed Style 1 - Accent 1.
  5. Make sure that the Header Row and Banded Rows options are checked.
  6. Center the header text in the table.
  7. Add the following data to the table:
    1. Representative: Peter Kale
    2. Commission: 4.5%
    3. Amount: 9000
  8. Save the PowerPoint file "My Table" for future use.
  9. Close the Excel file "Commission" without saving any changes.

Solution:

  1. Locate and open the PowerPoint file named "My Table" in your Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder.
  2. Locate and open the Excel file named "Commission" in your Webucator/PowerPoint2013.1/Exercises folder.
  3. Copy the table from Excel into the slide titled "Commission Table".
    1. Click and drag your mouse from the top left cell to the bottom right cell of the table to select it.
    2. Press Ctrl + C to copy the table to the clipboard.
    3. In your PowerPoint presentation, select the slide titled "Commission Table" to copy the table to and press Ctrl + V to paste the table from the clipboard to your slide. You my need to drag the sizing handles to increase the table's size.
  4. Change the design of the table to Themed Style 1 - Accent 1.
    1. On the TABLE TOOLS DESIGN tab, in the Table Styles group, click the More down arrow to open the table style gallery, and select Themed Style 1 - Accent 1.
  5. Make sure that the Header Row and Banded Rows options are checked.
    1. On the TABLE TOOLS DESIGN tab, in the Table Style Options group, ensure that the Header Row and Banded Rows boxes are checked.
  6. Center the header text in the table.
    1. Select the header row in the table.
    2. On the TABLE TOOLS LAYOUT tab, in the Alignment group, click the Center icon.
  7. Add the specified data to the table:
    1. Place your cursor in any of the cells in the last row of the table.
    2. On the TABLE TOOLS LAYOUT tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Insert Below. A new row is added to the table.
    3. Type "Peter Kale" in the Representative column.
    4. Type "4.5%" in the Commission column.
    5. Type "9000" in the Amount column.
  8. Save the PowerPoint file with the name "My Table".
  9. Close the Excel file "Commission" without saving any changes.
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