Using the type tool create a text frame
Click on the table tool
Hold and drag to indicate number of rows and columns
A table is created.
None at this time, please feel free to comment on any part of this process.
Choose the type tool. Create a text frame.
Click on the "table tool", hold and drag the mouse.
As the user drags with the mouse the size of the table is determined by the area highlighted in black.
The end result is a table on the page, as below (note: the example below is the width of the text frme, but not the height)