After you have learnt how to Create a Table, it is time to learn how to work with it. This involves moving your way across the cells, selecting a row, a column, or a particular cell. The method for deleting or inserting a portion of the table is provided in the previous tutorial. By the end of this tutorial, you will learn how to select a Row, Column, or a Single Cell in PowerPoint and navigate around the table like a pro with the help of keyboard shortcuts.

How To Move Between Cells

Move to the next cell by pressing the <Tab> button. To move to the previous cell, press <Shift> + <Tab>. An alternate way of jumping between cells is to use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Download a free educational PPT theme with a bulit-in table to get used to maneuvering around the cells.

How To Select a Row or Column

To Select a row, click anywhere on the table. The LAYOUT tab appears on the Ribbon under TABLE TOOLS, click it.

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At the upper left of the screen, the Table group appears. It includes options, such as Select and View Grid-lines. Click the Select option. A drop down menu appears. You have the choice to select either a particular column or a row. As a result, the selected column or row is highlighted. The highlighted portion of the table appears in gray color.

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How To Select an Individual Cell

To select just one cell, move the mouse pointer to the bottom left of a field / cell. The mouse pointer changes it appearance to an arrowheadSelect a Row Column or a Single Cell in PowerPoint 2013 5. A Left mouse click highlights the cell.

The above tutorial shows how to select a Row, a Column, or a Single Field in PPT 2013. Practice working with figures through this free Business Presentation, that comes with a 3×3 Table.