Itís easy (although sometimes tedious) to use tables to create professional looking forms with lines on which to type information. The process for developing these forms involves creating a table and removing and adding lines in the appropriate places. If the width of lines is different from row to row, it may be easier to create a series of one-rowed tables instead on using one large table.
See the short form below, and follow these steps to create it:
Insert a 4 column table (donít worry about the number of rows) by choosing Table > Insert > Table. When you press tab at the end of the last row, a new row is added.
Type the information that you see in each column and row above. Bold the first and second rows. Select row one and choose Table > Merge Cells. Center the text in row one.
The blank column between the Quantity and Price column will provide some blank space between the lines for those columns, so that the lines donít join to form a continuous line.
Select the table and remove all lines by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the Border button on the Formatting toolbar. Choose the second choice in the bottom row (no border).
Move to the cell directly below Quantity and click the drop-down arrow next to the Border button on the Formatting toolbar. Choose the bottom border button (3rd in the 1st row). Move to the cell directly below this cell and repeat. Move to the cell directly below this cell and repeat. Repeat this process for the cells below Price.
To center the table horizontally, select the table, choose the Table > Table Properties, make sure the Row tab is selected, and choose the Center alignment button. Click the OK button.
Next, adjust the size of the columns so that they are similar to the table you see below.