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Reuse Custom Tables with Building Blocks

There is a monthly report that uses a special table. The table is just the way you want it. Save this table for future reuse.

Select the table
Click Insert tab / Text Group
Click Quick Parts arrow

Select Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery...
The following pop-up screen displays

Name: type in a short name
Gallery: Select from the list:  I selected tables for this section


Category: I decided to create a new category with my name Sr. Arlene
Description: Type in needed information
Save in: Select ... Building  Blocks
Options: Select from drop-down list: Content only is the default
OK to save changes

The next time you want to use this table.
Click Insert / Quick Parts / Building Blocks Organizer
Scroll down to Tables section
Highlight the table / Click Insert / Close the window

OR

Go to Insert tab / Table
Click Quick Tables
Scroll down to the table and double click


Created:  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
Nashua, NH 03060

E-mail: acallahan@rivier.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Reuse Tables in Word
To save a table in Microsoft Office Word for reuse in the future:
1. Select the table that you want to save.
2. On the Insert tab of the Ribbon, click Table, point to Quick Tables, and then click Save Selection to Quick Tables Gallery.
3. In the Create New Building Block dialog box, give the table a name, classify it with some basic parameters, and then click OK.

To reuse a saved table:
1. Position your cursor where you want to insert a saved table.
2. On the Ribbon, click Insert, click Table, and then point to Quick Tables.
3. From the list, click the table you saved previously. This table will now be inserted into the document.