Add or delete a table in Pages on iPad
Pages comes with several styles of tables you can use to present information. After you add a table, you can customise it however you like.
Add a new table
In word processing documents, you can add a new table within the body text so that it moves with the text as you type, or place it as a floating object on the page so you can position it freely and it doesn’t move as you edit the text.
In page layout documents, new tables are always added to the page so you can move them freely.
Do one of the following:
Place the table with the text: Tap in the text where you want the table to be fixed. This sets the table to move with text, so if you type before the table, the table moves down. When the table is added, it will have the same justification as the paragraph, so if the paragraph is left or right justified, you can’t centre the table on the page.
Place the table so it can be moved freely: Tap somewhere other than text so that there’s no text insertion point. After the table is added, you can position it where you like — it’s not fixed in the text.
Tap , then tap .
Swipe right and left to see more style options. The preset table layout choices are designed to match the template you’re using.
Tap a table to add it to the page.
To add content to a cell, double-tap the cell, then type; when you’ve finished, tap to close the keyboard.
To move the table, tap it, then drag in its top-left corner.
Note: If the table doesn’t move freely, it’s set to move with text as you type. To turn off this setting, select the table, tap , tap the Arrange tab, then tap to turn off Move with Text.
Do any of the following:
Add or remove rows: Tap the table, tap in the bottom-left corner of the table, then tap the arrows.
Resize the table: Tap the table, tap in its top-left corner, then drag the blue dot in the bottom-right corner to resize the table proportionally.
Change the alternating row colour setting: Tap the table, tap , tap Table, then turn Alternating Rows off or on.
Change the look of a table: Tap the table, tap , then use the formatting controls to make changes.
You can also copy a table from another document or from Keynote or Numbers.
Create a table from existing cells
When you create a new table from cells in an existing table, the original cell data is moved, not copied. The original table is left with empty cells, which you can delete.
Select the cells with the data you want to use to create the new table.
Touch and hold the selection until it appears to lift, then drag it to a new position in the document.
To delete the empty cells from the original table, select the empty cells, then tap Delete.
Delete a table
Tap the table, tap in its top-left corner, then tap Delete.
Copy and paste a table
Tap the table, then tap in its top-left corner.
Tap once to deselect the table, tap the edge of the screen near where you want the copy to appear, then tap Paste.
The copy has the same placement setting as the original — it either moves freely or is fixed in text (set to Move with Text).
Tables only flow to the next page in word processing documents. If your table is being cut off and you’re working in a word processing document, select the table, then in the Arrange tab of the Format sidebar, choose Move with Text.