3.1 What is a table?
A table should provide a clear summary record of a collection of data. Tables have a number of columns and rows, depending on the amount of data and the detail shown.
Tables are a very common way of putting information across to people, so common that we probably don't notice that they are there most of the time. On the other hand, they can look quite formidable when there is a lot of information presented at once, and finding your way around them can be hard. To be easy to read, all tables must have a title and sub-headings. Often, the text around the table will have details of where the information in the table has come from.