How to Use Microsoft Word to its Fullest Extent by byrnetown68

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									How to Use Microsoft Word to Add and Pretty up a Table for Lab Reports
   1. Move the cursor to where you want to add the table.
   2. Click on Table from the menu.




   3. Move the mouse to the Insert option and select Table from the Insert option.




   4. This will open the Insert Table Wizard. Use the wizard to insert the number of
      columns and number of rows you want to insert. The best way to do this is look at
      the data you want to put in table format and count how many different categories
      of information you want to include in your table – this is your number of columns,
      and then count how many pieces of data you have per category – this is your
      number of rows. Just leave the “AutoFit behavior” and “AutoFormat” stuff alone
      for now – when you get better at inserting tables you can play around with these
      and see how the modify the outputted table and data you enter.
5. Click “OK” and Word will automatically make your table for you in the selected
   position. For example, the dialog above, with 5 columns and 2 rows will make the
   following table:




6. You can now add your data to the table. If you realize you need more columns or
   rows, you can add these after the fact, as well. First put the cursor inside one of
   the cells of the table.




7. Click on Table on the menu, and select the insert option again then select the
   “Columns to the Left” to add a new column to the left of the column of cells,
   “Columns to the Right” to add a new column to the right of the column of cells,
   “Rows Above” to add a new row above the row of cells, or “Rows Below” to add
   a new row below the row of cells that you have the cursor in.
8. You can delete rows and columns if you have too many from your table by
   putting the cursor in one of the cells and right-clicking with the mouse.




9. Select the Delete Cells option and use the dialog to select if you want to delete the
   entire row or column that includes the cell with the cursor in it. Then click “OK”.
   This is especially useful for getting rid of “extra” rows at the bottom of your table.
   10. For example, your table may look like this:

                               Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
Colorado                       15000                           17000
Kansas                         54000                           8000
Kentucky                       22000                           19000



   11. Use steps 8 and 9 to remove the last row, to make it look like this:

                                     Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
        Colorado                        15000                            17000
         Kansas                         54000                             8000
        Kentucky                        22000                            19000

   12. To make the table more pretty, there are other features you can change. Highlight
       all the cells in the table (so they all turn black) by left clicking in the upper-left
       cell then dragging the mouse (while holding the left mouse button) to the bottom-
       right cell. Right click on any cell in the table and select “Cell Alignment” from
       the pop-up menu. This will open the Cell Alignment selection dialog.




   13. Select the center horizontally and vertically option from the pop-up. This will
       make the table look like the following:

                                     Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
        Colorado                        15000                            17000
         Kansas                         54000                             8000
        Kentucky                        22000                            19000
14. Now highlight the header column names (in this case the “number of cows” and
    “number of horses” cells), then right click on one of the highlighted cells and
    select the Border and Shading option.




15. This will open the Boarders and Shading dialog. Select the Shading tab, then in
    the Apply to: drop-down box make sure that cell is selected (this will add the
    shading to only the highlighted cells from step 14). Select a pretty color from the
    Fill palette, then click the “OK” button.




16. This will make the table look like below:
                                 Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
     Colorado                       15000                            17000
      Kansas                        54000                             8000
     Kentucky                       22000                            19000

17. You can do the same to the States to set them off as Row Titles, like follows:
                                   Number of Cows                 Number of Horses
      Colorado                           15000                          17000
       Kansas                            54000                           8000
      Kentucky                           22000                          19000
18. Again select the column titles (in this case the “number of cows” and “number of
    horses” cells), then right click on one of the highlighted cells and select the
    Border and Shading option, and this time select the Borders tab on the dialog.




19. In the Apply to drop-down box make sure that Cell is selected (again this will
    only apply then to the highlighted cells from step 18), then select the “All” setting
    on the left, then select the double line Style, then click the “OK” button. This will
    make the table look like the following:
                                   Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
      Colorado                           15000                          17000
        Kansas                           54000                           8000
      Kentucky                           22000                          19000

20. Do the same to the States Row Titles.
                                   Number of Cows                  Number of Horses
      Colorado                           15000                            17000
       Kansas                            54000                             8000
      Kentucky                           22000                            19000
21. Put the cursor in the top right cell that has nothing in it then right-click in the cell
    and select the Border and Shading option then click on the Borders tab. Click on
    the “Custom” Setting, then change the Apply to drop-down box to cell. In the
    preview section use the Top button and the Left side button to remove the top line
    and the left line from the cell.
   22. This will make the top side and left side of that cell invisible when you print the
       document. In Word, it will look like the following.
                                    Number of Cows                   Number of Horses
         Colorado                         15000                            17000
          Kansas                          54000                             8000
         Kentucky                         22000                            19000

   23. This will allow your tables to have more character then a single list of numbers
       and words. Presentation makes the entire paper look better. Below I gave the table
       a more finished look by using the Borders tab with the custom button selected and
       “playing around” with the different Styles and cell side buttons in the dialog.
                                     Number of Cows                Number of Horses
         Colorado                         15000                           17000
          Kansas                          54000                            8000
         Kentucky                         22000                           19000

Examples:

                Measurement
                                    Magnitude (AU)             Direction
                  Number

                       1                  0.884                  Right
                       2                  0.983                  Left
                        3            0.987                 Up-left
                        4             1.00             Left -down-left
                        5            0.876               Down-left
                        6            0.998              Down-right
                        7            0.994                  Right
                        8            0.992              Left-up-left
                        9            0.885                  Down
                       10            0.893              Left-up-left
                       11            0.822              Down-right
                       12            0.824             Right-up-right
                       13             1.00                   Left
                       14            0.799              Down-right
                       15            0.803             Right-right-up
                       16            0.812              Left-up-left
                       17            0.820                   Left
                       18            0.819             Left-down-left
                       19            0.821                   Left
                       20            0.809              Down-right

     Element                  TLE Provided Units                   Useful Units

 NORAD Catalog
                                     20061                               20061
      Number
Classification Level                   U                           Unclassified
                                                                  21 March 2002,
                             02080.00000000 fracday
  Epoch Time (t)                                                   0h0m0s (UT)
                            [yyddd.dddddddd fracday]
                                                                    [Midnight]
   Element Set                         511                             511
  Inclination (i)                   53.5998 o                    0.935492988 rad
   RAAN (Ω)                        192.5952 o                    3.361420364 rad
 Eccentricity (e)                  0.0234126                        0.0234126
   Argument of
                                   253.8931o                     4.431270543 rad
  Periapsis (ω)
                                              o
Mean Anomaly (M)                   103.5006                       1.806426248 rad
                                                                                rad
 Mean Motion (n)             2.00568271 rev per day             0.00014585736
                                                                                  s
               
               n                                                                 rad
 Decay Rate (    )          0.00000021 rev per day2            1.7675499 10 16 2
               2                                                                  s
 Deceleration Rate
                                                                             rad
         
         n                       0 rev per day3                          0
       ( )                                                                    s3
         6
   Drag Term                        0 A.U.                               0 A.U.

								
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