Word 2007: Save and Reuse Tables

Quick Tip: How to save a table design as a “Quick Table”

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Do you frequently create the same type of complex table, such as a financial table or tables to use for custom page layouts? If so, you can easily save that table for easy insertion into any document. Just select a completed example of your table and save it to the Quick Tables gallery. Here’s how:

Select the table and press ALT+F3 to open the Create New Building Block dialog box. Type a name for your table, and then in the Gallery list, click Tables. You can set other options as well, such as choosing or creating a category for your table, which will affect where in the Quick Tables gallery it appears.

You can also choose an available template in which to store the table. But if you retain the default Save in location, Building Blocks.dotx, your table will be available for you to use in any document. To access your saved table, on the Insert tab, click Table, and then point to Quick Tables.