TERM: 2ND TERM
SUBJECT: BUSINESS STUDIES
CLASS: JSS 3
TOPIC: SIMPLE TABULATION
Meaning of a Table
A table is a structure made up of rows and columns and used to organize data. Tables are very good for presenting figures and statistics.
Tabulation involves arranging items in columns. In a tabular arrangement therefore,
Items stand out below each other, vertically, and on the same line as another in the next
column, if horizontally.
A tabular work has the following features:-
1. Top and bottom margins are equal, if vertical display.
2. Left and right margins are equal, if a horizontal display.
3. Equal spaces between the columns, usually odd number spaces such as 3, 5 or 7 spaces.
4. Left and right margins, being equal, the table is centred over the page
1 The effectiveness of any display work, particularly, in tabulation, depends on correct horizontal calculation.
2 Ensure correct width of your paper on the typewriter
3 Pica and elite typewriters have six standard spaces to a vertical 1 inch (25 mm).
4 Horizontal spacing: Pica – 10 characters (horizontal spaces = 1 inch). Elite – 12 characters (horizontal spaces = 1 inch).
CREATING A TABLE IN MICROSOFT WORD
To create a table, do the following:
For instance, one can create a table for ten natural resources and their locations in Nigeria. The first step is to type the headings.
The table will have two columns and ten rows. The number of columns and the number of rows will be adjusted. Then click OK button. Your table will look like this.
The boxes in the table as drawn in the Microsoft Word are called cells. You can go ahead and type into cells
TWO-COLUMN TABULAR DISPLAY
FOUR-COLUMN TABULAR DISPLAY
1 What are the typewriting typefaces?
2 What is most important in the effectiveness of any display work?
Business studies for JSS3 by O. A Lawal and others pages 152-154.
GENERAL REVISION QUESTIONS
1 Pica and elite typewriters have --------- standard spaces to a vertical 1 inch (25 mm)
2 For a vertical display top and bottom margins must be -------------
3 To centre the table heading, the left and right margins must be -------------
4 The odd-number spaces between columns helps to insert ------------
5 To ensure the correct width of your paper on the typewriter by inserting the paper with left edge on scale point ---------- A. 25mm B. 0 C. 2 D. 3
1 Display with your typewriter the manuscript in Exercise 5 on page 155.
2 In an A4 landscape how many characters are there in a pica typewriter?
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