Using tables

Tables are a useful way to organize and present large amounts of information. They can often be used as an alternative to spreadsheets. A well-designed table can help readers understand better what you are saying. While you would normally use tables for text or numbers, you could put other objects, such as pictures, in cells.

Tables can also be used as a page-layout tool. This use of tables is described in Advanced page layout.

The Table menu and toolbar

Table commands are located in the main Table menu and on the Table toolbar. Table 1 describes the functions of these commands and icons. When you create a table or select an existing table, the Table toolbar may be displayed automatically, or you can manually display it by clicking View > Toolbars > Table. The toolbar can float on top of the main Writer window (or anywhere on the screen), or it can be docked along any edge of the main window.

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