- Use the pipe character ( | ) to identify the cells in the table.
- Enter one hyphen character (between two pipe characters) for each character space in a cell.
- You must press [Enter] at the end of the line to execute the AutoCorrect response.
- From the Tools menu, choose AutoCorrect Options and click the AutoFormat As You Type tab. In the Apply As You Type section, make sure the Tables option is checked.
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