Creating table in Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org suite using your keyboard [HowTo]

Here is the challenge. You are a heavy table creator in the Word, Outlook, OOo Write etc but you absolutely hate the interface they provide for creating a table. You are a keyboard junkie and want to create a table without touching the mouse.

Well, here is what you should do.

  1. Type +---+---+---+ and hit enter.
  2. You can see a table popping up with a single row and 3 columns.
  3. As the number of minus increases, the length of the row increases.
  4. You can increase the number of columns by adding more "+" signs.
  5. Hit tab to navigate from one column to another. When you are at the last column, tab creates a new row for you.

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