Tabular Format

Tabular Format

Many people think “tabular form” refers to a pre-designed Word template or a specific function, but it actually refers to breaking down specific data into a quickly scannable style by displaying information in rows and columns rather than paragraphs. Unless a Word document is secured, anyone who has access to it can easily update or alter data in tabular form. Surveys with questions in one column and possible replies or blank spaces in another; statistical data; schedules; technical specifications; and study or experiment findings are all examples of tabular data.

Basic Tables

Grid and Table Insert are the two primary options for inserting tables in Word. To make a table from scratch using the grid, place your cursor on the document where you wish to put the table before selecting “Insert,” then “Table” from the drop-down menu. You can add up to 10 columns and 8 rows to your page by moving your cursor horizontally and vertically across the grid boxes. After positioning your cursor and clicking “Insert,” pick “Insert Table…,” set the table size by the number of columns and rows, and then click “OK” to create a larger table.

Draw Table

Withdrawing tools, Word also allows you to make varied sizes of columns and rows in a table. Click “Insert” and “Table” before selecting “Draw Table” to transform your cursor into a pencil tool to use these tools within the page. The border of a table is created by clicking and dragging the pencil right and down on the document; after that, draw horizontal lines to produce rows and vertical lines to produce columns. When you’re done, click “Design” and “Draw Table” to turn your pencil into a cursor.

Convert Text to Table

You can use the Convert Text to Table option to convert the text in your document to a tabular format. To use this option, use tabs or a mark, such as a comma, at the spots on each line of your text where you want Word to divide it into columns automatically. For example, you could divide census survey data as follows: Name, Address, Occupation, and Age will be divided into four columns, with each word serving as a column header. When you’re done, select the text with your mouse and choose “Insert,” “Table,” and then “Convert Text To Table.” Clicking “OK” after selecting a table size, autofit behavior, and the method you used to separate the text converts the text to table format.

Edit Table

You can alter the table using the “Design” and “Layout” tab tools once you have your data in tabular form. Add or delete rows and columns, change the colors of cells, rows, or columns, merge or divide cells, or split one table into two tables are all options. To merge cells, for example, select the cells in the top row, then click “Layout” and then “Merge Cells.” You can remove a column or row by clicking “Design,” “Eraser,” and then the vertical or horizontal line you wish to remove in the Draw Table mode.

What Is a Tabular Format?

The term “tabular format” refers to data presented in a table format with rows and columns. The majority of office productivity software packages, such as word processors and spreadsheets, feature tabular text and data entry options. The table’s appearance can then be improved by modifying fonts, borders, backgrounds, and other aesthetic elements.

Tabular Format

A data table is a simple and effective technique to convey a huge amount of data with repeated data items. A list of firm clients, for example, has the client’s name, title, address, phone number, and other identifying information in each entry. By using separate columns for each data element, this information can be listed in a tabular fashion (that is, in rows and columns). Each row contains all of the information for a single client, and columns are commonly labelled with headers like “Client Name,” “Street Address,” and “Email Address.”

Word Processing Tables

A set of commands for creating blank tables, adding data in tabular format, and altering the overall design of the table can be found in common word processing programmes like Microsoft Word and Google Docs. The table’s overall size, in terms of the number of rows and columns, is usually limited by the size of the printed page on which it will be displayed. Simple commands, such as determining the sum of all numbers in a single column, are also possible with word processors.

Spreadsheet Tables

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool that is specially built for creating, managing, and displaying data in tabular style. A new spreadsheet is essentially a huge table with blank cells for the user to fill with data. Spreadsheets are more adaptable than word processors when it comes to manipulating big amounts of data in rows and columns. Spreadsheets, for example, can convert tabular data into precise pie charts, line charts, and other graphs.

Database Tables

SAS database software differs from spreadsheets in that data is input into individual records, which can then be presented in a tabular fashion if the user so desires. In a database of customer information, for example, an individual record with name, address, and other essential information is produced for each client. The database can be used to generate mailing labels for all clients, identify clients based on particular criteria (such as all clients east of the Mississippi), or present customer data in tabular format.

Uses for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a powerful word processor that can help you with everything from a simple workplace letter to a lengthy academic dissertation. The programme is included as part of the Microsoft Office home and small business package.


From a basic office memo to mail-merged form letters with hundreds of recipients, Microsoft Word allows you to produce a variety of correspondence. When you type a business letter, special code in the software detects it and displays guidance to assist you to style the letter appropriately.

Desktop Publishing

Microsoft Word, like a desktop publishing programme, can edit text around objects, add colours and borders with a point-and-click interface, and divide a page into numerous columns using a range of format and layout commands. Custom graphics can be added to a document by importing them from outside sources or designing them with Word’s drawing tools.


Microsoft Word includes pre-made templates for a variety of sticky label sizes, or you can create your own by entering the label dimensions. A customised label “wizard” guides you through the process of producing a new label sheet and printing it on your printer.


Envelopes can be made, or Word can read a letter you wrote into the application, retrieve the address information, and make a matching envelope automatically. To make shipping easier, an address bar code can be placed on the envelope.

Templates are a great way to start.


Microsoft Word includes some templates to assist you in creating documents such as resumes and invites, but you can also make your own templates in Word if you have a document that you use frequently, such as letterhead, invoice, or monthly report.

How to Open Tab Delimited Files in Excel?

Microsoft Excel provides the ability to open and display tab-delimited files as spreadsheets. TXT files, on the other hand, are tab-delimited files. When you double-click a tab-delimited file, it will open in Notepad rather than Excel. Instead of double-clicking a tab-delimited file, open it in Excel first and then double-click it.


Excel may be accessed using the Microsoft Office Start menu folder. In the upper-left corner of the window, click the “File” tab, then “Open.”


Click “All Files” from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window that now says “All Excel Files.”


Open the tab-delimited file by double-clicking it. The “Text Import Wizard” window displays.


Then click “Next” after selecting the “Delimited” radio button.


Toggle the “Tab” box under “Delimiters” to “On,” then click “Next.”


In the preview box at the bottom of the window, click a column, and then in the upper-left corner, select a radio button such as “Text” or “Date” to designate the type of data in the column. For all columns, the “General” radio button is chosen by default.


To open the file in Excel, click the “Finish” button.

Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.