How do I create and format tables in Word 2007

By Mark W. Kaelin

Take advantage of the Table features of Microsoft Word 2007 to create more compelling documents. Note: The procedures outlined are essentially the same for Word 2010. This How do I... tutorial shows you how to navigate the new Ribbon interface to make it happen.

Word 2007, part of the Microsoft Office 2007 Suite, has many built-in features that can enhance your documents and the manner in which you communicate information to your audience. One of the most common and yet still useful features in this category is the table format. Creating and formatting tables in Word 2007 is different from how you did it Word 2003, but you may actually find it easier.

This gallery is also available as a TechRepublic download and as a TechRepublic article. Originally published May 2007.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.