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Create Tables

If you like working with tables, you can create simple ones in TextEdit. This table feature also helps ensure that tables created in a Word document will open in some form in TextEdit.

To create a table in TextEdit:

  1. Position your insertion point where you want the table to begin.
  2. Go to the Format menu and slide down to “Table....”
  3. The Table palette appears, as shown below. Choose how many rows and columns you want in the table. You can determine how the text is aligned vertically as well as horizontally in each cell (use the “Alignment” icons), and more. Spend a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the tools.

    As you type in a cell, the cell expands downward to fit the text.

    Change the formatting of the text as you do on a regular TextEdit page: Select the text first, then choose the settings from the menus or toolbar.

  4. To resize rows and columns, position your pointer over the edge of a cell.

    The pointer turns into a two-headed arrow. With that two-headed arrow, press-and-drag on a cell edge to resize it.

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