Typing Content into Table Cells
To begin typing text into a cell, you only need to select a cell and begin typing. To
select text that’s already inside a cell, you must place the insertion point within the
cell. In either mode, you can navigate around the table using the arrow keys, making it
easy to quickly enter text into any cell.
Here are tips for typing in table cells:
To enter text, select a cell and begin typing.
To place the insertion point inside a cell, click once to select the table, click again to
select the cell, and click a third time to place the insertion point within the cell.
After the insertion point is inside the cell, you can select text by dragging across it or
by double-clicking to select a word or triple-clicking to select a paragraph.
To insert a paragraph break, with the insertion point inside the cell, press Return.
To insert a line break, with the insertion point inside the cell, press Option-Return.
To insert a tab in a table, with the insertion point inside the cell, press Option-Tab.
To adjust text alignment, select one or more cells and click a text alignment button in
the format bar to align text left, right, center, justified, or in the top, middle, or bottom
of the cell.
To learn how to resize table cells to accommodate content that doesn’t fit, see
“Resizing Table Rows and Columns” on page 162.
Table cells that are not large enough to display their contents have a clipping indicator
at the bottom.
The clipping indicator
To change the typeface, select one or more cells and click a text formatting button in
the format bar.
Choose a font.
Choose a typeface.
Choose the font size.
Choose the text color.
To make certain that Keynote interprets what you type as a number, text, or other kind
of value, apply a cell value format to the cells. See the topics below “Formatting Table
Cell Values for Display” on page 178.
Note: Text strings are ignored in functions that use values to perform calculations.
In addition to formatting text using the formatting bar, as described above, you can
also format text in table cells as you would format any text. See the topics below
“Formatting Text Size and Appearance” on page 50.
You can use find-and-replace and spell-checking features within tables as you would
with any text. See the topics below “Checking Your Slides for Textual Errors” on page 70.
To learn about moving and editing table cell contents, see “Editing Table Cell
Contents” on page 166.