Creating and Managing Tables in MS Word

Objective Type Questions

Fill in the blanks with the correct words:

  1. A column is a vertical series of cells in a table.
  2. To select an entire row, click the Selection bar of that row.
  3. A cell is the intersection of a row and a column.
  4. To insert a row in a table, click the TABLE tab.
  5. When you select a table, DESIGN tab appears under LAYOUT tools.

State whether True or False:

  1. We can create a table in only one way in Word 2013. (FALSE)
  2. You can merge the cells of a row in a table. (TRUE)
  3. You cannot convert existing text into a table. (FALSE)
  4. After creating a table, we can always insert more rows and columns. (TRUE)
  5. The Pictures option is available on the HOME tab. (FALSE)

Choose the correct option:

  1. The horizontal series of cells in a table is called a ________.
    a. Row
    b. Grid
    c. Column
    d. None of these
  2. To move to the next cell in a table, press the ________ key.
    a. Enter
    b. Tab
    c. Shift
    d. None of these
  3. Which of the following options provides various templates for a table?
    a. Quick tables
    b. Grid
    c. Draw table
    d. None of these
  4. To move through the cells, use:
    a. Tab key
    b. Shift + Tab
    c. Arrow keys
    d. Any one of the above
  5. The Merge Cells option is available on the ________ tab.
    a. LAYOUT
    b. DESIGN
    c. Both (a) and (b)
    d. None of these

Descriptive Type Questions

Answer the following:

  1. Name the tab and the group that have the option to change the table column width.
    The option to change the table column width is in Cell Size group of the Layout tab.
  2. Which key will you press to move to the next cell in a table?
    The Tab key is pressed to move to the next cell in a table.
  3. How can you change the size of a table?
    Following are the steps to resize a table:
    a. Firstly, we click the table.
    b. We bring the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the table until the mouse pointer takes the shape of a double-sided arrow.
    c. Then we click and drag the table boundary until the table has the size we want.
  4. Which tab has the option to change the space between the cells?
    The LAYOUT tab has the option to change the space between the cells.
  5. Write the steps to split the cells of a column.
    Following are the steps to split the cells of a column:
    a. Firstly, we click the cell.
    b. Then we click the LAYOUT tab.
    c. In the Merge group, we click the Split Cells option. The Split Cells dialog box appears.
    d. Finally, we specify the number of columns and rows. Then click OK.

Extra Questions

Answer the following:

  1. What is a table in MS Word?
    A table refers to an arrangement of data (text, numbers, pictures, and many other objects) in rows and columns.
  2. What are templates?
    Templates are examples of layouts or designs provided in a software for tables.
  3. Name the four alignment choices for a table.
    Left, Right, Center, and Left Indented are the four alignment choices for a table.
  4. Name the four ways by which tables in MS Word 2013 can be created.
    In Word 2013, a table can be created in four different ways: using a grid, using the Insert Table option, using Quick Tables, and drawing a custom table.

Fill in the blanks:

  1. The area at the top of a column is called the column selection bar.
  2. To select the entire table, click the four-headed arrow (cross head) at the top-left corner of the table.
  3. Shortcut key to move to the backward cell in a table is Shift + Tab.
  4. The space between the cells is called cell spacing.
  5. The space between the cell margin and the content is called cell padding.
  6. You can change the table style using the Table Styles group on the DESIGN tab.

State whether True or False:

  1. A table can be inserted anywhere in a page. (TRUE)
  2. A table can be inserted even inside another table. (TRUE)
  3. We can move through the cells using arrow keys. (TRUE)
  4. A table can also be aligned with respect to the page margins. (TRUE)

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