Align Numbers in a Table Using a Decimal Tab in PowerPoint 2007

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Sometimes you want to use numbers in a table, but darn! you want to use currency numbers and it takes forever and a day to tab and space in a table in PowerPoint!

Well guess what? Your troubles are over because I am going to tell you how to accomplish this! To align a number to a decimal tab in a table cell, you must insert a tab character before the number in a PowerPoint 2007 table.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

Add a Decimal Tab to a Single Table Cell:

  • In the Navigation pane, click the slide that you would like to edit. If you do not see the Ruler, click to select the Ruler check box in the Show/Hide group on the View tab.  
     
  • Position your cursor in front of the number that you want to align in your table.  
     
  • Click CTRL + Tab to insert a tab character before the number.  
     
  • On the left side of the horizontal ruler, click Left Tab three times to change it to Decimal Tab.  
     
  • On the horizontal ruler, click the location where you want to position the tab.

Add a Decimal Tab to Multiple Table Cells:

To align numbers to a decimal tab in multiple table cells, follow these steps:

  • Select the range of table cells that you want to format.  
     
  • In the Home tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher.  
     
  • Click Tabs.  
     
  • In the Tab stop position box, set the value that you want for the tab. Click Decimal under Alignment.  
     
  • Click Set.  
     
  • Click OK twice.

For each cell that contains numbers that you want to align to the decimal tab, follow these steps:

  • Position the cursor in front of the number that you want to align in the table.  
     
  • Click CTRL + TAB to insert a tab character before the number.

That wasn't so difficult was it?

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