PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 100+ time saving features. Format Tables features include shortcuts to create tables from boxes, convert tables to boxes, paste data into a table without the source formatting, auto table size optimizer and more
Create table from text boxes
Convert a set of text boxes to a table in PowerPoint easily, maintaining formatting and shape size.
Great if you've got a slide full of text boxes, but then realize it would be easier to group the text boxes together to manipulate as a table. Feature also works to convert a single text box to a table. Also useful for converting box tables (popular in some consulting firms) into a table format, before sending the final editable version to your client.
Select one slide and shapes will be automatically grouped together in tables(s) in that slide. If you select multiple slides, all shapes on the selected slides will become tables.
All PPT Productivity features can be used via the customizable shortcut key feature. You can update the shortcut keys to any preferred available combination, but to get you started we have set up the following for converting one or more text boxes to a table: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Q