Add and delete tables

When you add a table, you choose from a number of predesigned styles that match your template. After you add a table, you can customize its appearance.

Add a new table

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Place the table inline with text: Click where you want the table to appear.

      The table matches the paragraph’s justification, so if the paragraph is left justified, you can’t center the table.

    • Place the table so it can be moved freely: Click somewhere other than text so there is no text insertion point.

      When it’s added, the table is set to “Stay on Page,” so you can position it where you like.

  2. Click Table in the toolbar, then select a table layout or drag one to the page.

    Click the left and right arrows to see more style options.

  3. To type in a cell, click the cell, then enter your content.

  4. To change the appearance of a table or its cells, use the tools in the Table, Cell, Text, and Arrange panes of the Format inspector.

To move the table, click it, then drag Table handle in the top-left corner to move it to where you want it on the page.

Edit and hide a table name

Tables have a placeholder name, such as “Table 1,” that you can show, edit, or hide. Each table in a document must have a unique name.

Do any of the following:

  • Show or hide the table name: Control-click the numbered bar to the left of row 1, then choose Show Table Name or Hide Table Name.

    You can also select or deselect the Table Name checkbox in the Table pane of the Format inspector.

  • Change the table name: Triple-click the name, then type a new one.

  • Enclose the table name in a border: Select the “Outline table name” checkbox in the Table pane of the Format inspector.

Delete a table

  • Click the table, click Table handle in its top-left corner to select the whole table, then press Delete.