Adding Columns to a Table
Here are ways to add columns:
To add a column after a selected cell, press Option-Right Arrow.
To add a column before a selected cell, press Option-Left Arrow.
To add a single column, hold the pointer over a column’s reference tab to see its menu
arrow. Click the arrow and then choose Add Column Before or Add Column After from
the pop-up menu. You can also select a column and then choose these commands
from the Table menu.
To add multiple columns, select the number of columns you want to add (select three
columns to add three columns). To add columns after a particular column, make sure
the rightmost column selected is the one after which you want the new columns
added; to add columns before a particular column, make sure the leftmost column
selected is the one before which you want the new columns added. Then choose one
of the commands above.
You can use the Tab key to add a column to the right side of the table when “Return
key moves to next cell” below Table Options in the Table inspector is selected.
Press Tab once when the last cell is selected. Press Tab twice if you’ve just added or
changed the cell value and you’re still editing the cell.
To add one or more columns to the right side of a table, you can use the Column
handle in the upper right, visible when a cell is selected.
To add a column to the right side of the table, click the Column handle once.
To add multiple columns to the right side of the table, drag the Column handle or the
Column and Row handle (in the lower right) to the right.
To add rows and columns at the same time, drag the Column and Row handle diagonally.
You can split cells into two equal columns. “
Splitting Table Cells” on page 87 explains how.