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OpenOffice Tutorial: Add a field to a table

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Add a field to a table
  1. To add a field to a table, first make sure you are in the tables view by clicking on the "Tables" icon here.
  2. Afterwards, you should see the list of available tables here. Just right click on the table you want to edit.
  3. The context menu should open. Now, look for the "Edit" option and click on it once.
  4. This should cause the design view to appear.
  5. Next, add a new field to this table by clicking on the cell below the last field name. Afterwards, type in a name for this new field.
  6. Once you're done, click once here beside the field name to choose a field type.
  7. Next, click on the down arrow that appears to see a list of field types that you can choose from.
  8. Just click on the choice you want.
  9. Great, we have added a new field named "Date of Birth"
  10. Just click here on the diskette icon to save the changes we've made to this table.
  11. Afterwards, click on this "X" icon to exit the design view for the table.
  12. Now, double-click on the table's name to check if the field we have made has been added.
  13. Good. Notice that the new field is presently located here.
  14. Congratulations! You have learned how add a field to an existing table.

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Add a field to a table

This screencast demonstrates how to add a to a table. You learn:

  • How to go to the design view of a
  • How to add a new field.
  • How to save the changes in the table.

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