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Tables: Not Just for Tables

Tables are some of the most useful aspects of TextEdit. Besides their obvious value for creating tables of data within documents, tables can also be used to format the documents themselves. By filling a page with a table and then dividing that table into the required number of cells, all sorts of clever things can be achieved such as dividing a page into columns while allowing the title text to span the full width of the page.

Though certainly rather clunky in implementation when compared with a proper page layout program, TextEdit is still plenty good enough for a simple newsletter or flyer. Better yet, export the results to a PDF file and you have a document that can be easily shared online without any loss of formatting.

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Figure 4 Use the Table and Colors palettes to format tables.

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