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Table DesignA first exampleIn the Statistical Yearbook 2009 from Statistics China the following table appears (only partly shown here):
Most people won't be able to read it. But everyone will recognize the structure of this table.
Now have a look at the English version of this table. It has the same structure, but now you can read the titles and headings.
SPSS TableLooksIf you have a table in the SPSS output you can doubleclick on it to open it in edit mode. If you then rightclick somewhere in the table, a context menu pops up that includes the option "TableLooks...". Through it you have access to a number of predefined designs for your table.
The list with predefined looks that ships with SPSS 20 is already quite extensive. But if you want a special look, for example based on your company's design schemes, you can create your own look, save it and apply it to new tables.
Note: If you can't find the proper look in SPSS, an alternative is to copy the table from the output into Word and to do the editing there. Some literature

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30102012
© Jos Seegers, 2009; English version by Gé Groenewegen. 