This is a simple tip for MS Excel 2007. When using Outlook 2007/Word 2007 and working on a Table we get the “Design” menu which is very handy to make our tables look beautiful.

WORD 2007 TABLE DESIGN menu

When working with MS Excel 2007 I couldn’t find this feature (Design Menu for Table) until yesterday. It suddenly struck me that in Excel though everything appears to a “Table”, they are not and we need to explicitly create a “Table”. That’s it, feature found!

excel-insert-table

Steps to follow: Just select the cells you are interested in, choose the “Table” menu option from the “Insert” Ribbon bar. Viola. You get the Design Ribbon bar.

EXCEL 2007 TABLE DESIGN

By default, when you insert a “Table” in Excel it comes with Data “Filter” enabled. You can disable it from “Filter” button in the “Data” Ribbon bar.