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How to add and edit tables on Google Slides?

When developing your Google Slides presentation, it is vital to maintain the organization. That way, your audience can easily absorb the information on the slides. Organizing can be done in a few different ways.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to maintain the organization by creating and styling basic google tables with columns and rows.

Adding tables

Before you go into the details of your table, the first step is to create one that suits your data’s needs. You can accomplish this by following these steps:

  1. Start by going up to the “Insert” tab in the toolbar at the top of your screen.
  2. Then, go down to the “table” option.
  3. Once on the table option, a sidebar will appear. In this sidebar, you will be able to select the number of rows.

This numbering system is displayed in the following format: #x#. For example, if you want three rows and six columns, you’ll choose 4×3.

Insert table in Google slides

If you need to change the number of rows or columns, later on, right-click and select the appropriate option. The right-click will also offer you a few other options for altering your table. 

Add column in Google slides
Add row in Google slides table
Delete row table in Google slides

Editing your table

If you like how your table looks, you can now insert the information into the appropriate boxes. However, if you wish to customize your table to add character and detail to the lines, here are the different customization options you have.

  • Color: to change your table’s color, click on the outline of your table, and select “Border Color” in the toolbar near the screen’s top. You should choose a template color to maintain consistency throughout your presentation. 
Change color in table (row)
Change color in table (border)
  • Border Width: To change the thickness of the lines of your table, click on “Border weight” in the same toolbar. This icon is located directly to the right of the highlighter icon. 
Edit border in table Google slides
  • Border Style: If you want to customize your table’s lines further, click on the “Border dash” option. This icon is situated to the right of the “Border weight” icon and will change your straight lines into dotted ones.
Border table style in Google slides
Border table weight in Google slides
  • Resize: To alter that amount of space your table takes up on the given slide, drag the table’s corners while it is still selected. Make sure to hold the shift key to ensure your table’s dimensions remain the same while adjusting the size.

Adding content

Once your table looks exactly how you want it to look, staying consistent with your theme, it’s time to add text to the cells—single boxes within the table. To do this, click on the center of a cell and begin typing.

To customize the text within each cell, use the “Text color,” “Font,” and “Font size” options in your toolbar. You can also highlight texts in multiple boxes alter them together.

By the conclusion of this step-by-step tutorial, you should understand how to create a table and customize one in Google Slides.

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