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Create and format tables

Create and format a table to visually group and analyze data.

Note: Excel tables shouldn't be confused with the data tables that are part of a suite of What-If Analysis commands (Forecast, on the Data tab). See Introduction to What-If Analysis for more information.

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  1. Select a cell within your data.

  2. Select Home > Format as Table.

  3. Choose a style for your table.

  4. In the Create Table dialog box, set your cell range.

  5. Mark if your table has headers.

  6. Select OK.

  1. Insert a table in your spreadsheet. See Overview of Excel tables for more information.

  2. Select a cell within your data.

  3. Select Home > Format as Table.

  4. Choose a style for your table.

  5. In the Create Table dialog box, set your cell range.

  6. Mark if your table has headers.

  7. Select OK.

To add a blank table, select the cells you want included in the table and click Insert > Table.

To format existing data as a table by using the default table style, do this:

  1. Select the cells containing the data.

  2. Click Home > Table > Format as Table.

  3. If you don’t check the My table has headers box, Excel for the web adds headers with default names like Column1 and Column2 above the data. To rename a default header, double-click it and type a new name.

Note: You can’t change the default table formatting in Excel for the web.

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Overview of Excel tables

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