How do I create and format tables in Word 2007

Pop up format bar

The Layout ribbon under Table Tools is also where you can insert rows and columns into your table, either to the ends or in between existing rows and columns.

Other formatting features like bold and italic text formats are controlled by the pop up toolbar that you can reach by right clicking the text you want to interact with.

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