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If you need a table in your presentation, you can create it directly in PowerPoint. Alternatively, you can create the table in Word and copy and paste it over to your PowerPoint presentation. Here’s how to do it.

Go ahead and open up both the Word document with our table to be copied and the PowerPoint into which you’ll paste it. Once you’re ready, find and select the table in the Word doc. To select the table, hover over the table and then select the icon at the top-left.

Select table in Word

Another method is to click anywhere inside the table and then switch to the “Layout” tab that appears.

layout tab

Over in the “Table” group, click the “Select” option.

select in layout tab

Once selected, a drop-down menu will appear. Here, select the “Select Table” option.

select table option

With your table selected, head over to the “Home” tab and click the “Copy” button (or press Ctrl+C).

copy in home tab

Now head over to the PowerPoint presentation and go to the slide where you want to paste the table. Once there, select the desired area for the table to be pasted in the slide. On the “Home” tab click the “Paste” button. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+V.

paste option

Now your table will appear in PowerPoint!

copied table

Editing the content in the table is as simple as clicking and editing. Using a table in a PowerPoint presentation is a great resource for conveying information to your audience. Good luck!

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Marshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little free time he has learning Japanese.
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