How to Do a Spreadsheet on Microsoft Word

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How to Do a Spreadsheet on Microsoft Word
Spreadsheets can help you make sense of data. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

If you want to create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Word, you have two options. You can create a table in Word, or you can link to an Excel spreadsheet. Whichever option you choose depends on what you want to do with your spreadsheet. A Microsoft Word table allows you to perform simple calculations and enter limited data; for more complex calculations and extensive data, create your spreadsheet in Excel and then insert it into Word.

Skill level:
Moderate

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  • Microsoft Excel

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Instructions

    Insert a Word Table

  1. 1

    Click on the place in the document where you want to insert the table.

  2. 2

    Click "Insert," and then click "Table."

  3. 3

    Click the square grid to indicate the table size you would like. Word will insert the table into your document.

    Insert an Excel Spreadsheet

  1. 1

    Create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.

  2. 2

    Select the data in Excel and then press "Ctrl" and "C" to copy the data to the Office Clipboard.

  3. 3

    Open Microsoft Word and then click where you want to insert the spreadsheet.

  4. 4

    Click "Paste" on the "Home" tab, and then click "Paste Special."

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