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Microsoft Word 2008

Inserting a Quick Table

Microsoft Word 2008 allows you to insert a Quick Table. Quick Tables are preexisting, preformatted tables that you can insert into your document. This saves you the time involved in creating one from scratch. Once a table has been inserted into your document, you can add information and customize it.

  1. Under the Standard toolbar, select the Quick Tables tab
    The Quick Tables palette opens.
    NOTE: If you hover over a Quick Table, a description of it will appear in place of the instructions located to the left of the Quick Tables menu.
    Table description box

  2. In your document, place the cursor where you want to insert a table

  3. To insert a Basic formatting style,
    1. Click BASIC
    2. Click the desired style
      NOTE: There are two pages of styles. You can cycle between them by clicking the arrows on the left.
      Quick table arrow buttons

  4. To insert a Complex formatting style
    1. Click COMPLEX
    2. Click the desired style
      NOTE: There are two pages of styles. You can cycle between them by clicking the arrows on the left.
      Quick tables arrow buttons

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