Last week I shared a method for creating a table with rounded corners in PowerPoint. While that method did have its benefits, it could be a bit time consuming and there was no easy way to uniformly adjust the slope of the curved edges. Here's an alternate method for creating tables with rounded corners using PowerPoint for Windows. It's a bit faster and allows for easy corner editing.
Insert the Table as an Image Fill
- In PowerPoint, select a table (the thick gray table border should be visible).
- Right-click the thick border of the table, choose Save as Picture, give the image a name, and save it to your computer.
- On a new slide, from the ribbon, choose Insert > Illustrations > Shapes > Rounded Rectangle to insert a rounded rectangle shape that is roughly the same size as your original table.
- Right-click the rounded rectangle and choose Format Shape.
- From the Line Color category at the left, choose No Line.
- From the Fill category at the left, choose Picture or texture fill.
- From the Insert from area, click the File button.
- Navigate to where you have saved your table image and Insert it. (Ensure Tile picture as texture is not selected.)
Your table is inserted and has easily adjustable rounded corners thanks to the yellow handle on the top left corner.
To make edits to the table, you'll need to return to the original table, make edits, and then re-save and re-insert as a shape image fill.