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Tables

They are useful for arranging information in columns (vertical) and rows (horizontal).

Use a table for a lesson plan or assignment sheet, 2 or 3 images side by side, 1 image next to a column of text, a column of data next to a graph....

In either Word or Netscape Composer, put your pointer on the line where you want the table to start, click on Insert, Table or Table, Insert, and enter the number of columns and rows you plan to use.
(This can easily be modified later by inserting an additional column or row, or by deleting a column or row.)
Create a good look: set border width to 0 if you do not want a visible grid, or set it to 1 or higher if you do want the grid to be visible. Enter spacing and padding. Experiment.
Set the width of the table to perhaps less than 100 % of the window. Then maybe center it.
(This can be modified later: select the table and modify its properties.)

Examples:

Lesson plan, with grid:
Jan. 1
Introduction to course, hand out assignment sheets & book list
Assign: essay1
Jan. 2
Lecture 1, collect homework
Assign reading

without grid:
Jan. 1
Introduction to course, hand out assignment sheets & book list
Assign: essay1
Jan. 2
Lecture 1, collect homework
Assign reading

Two images side by side (both by Arcimboldo -- one of them is upside down -- which one?)
Arcimboldo 1
Arcimboldo 2


Ursula Hoffmann, Nov. 2004