There are several ways to format tables in Microsoft Word, but each
method has its advantages and disadvantages.
 Insert a table copied from Microsoft Excel. This would be the most
"flexible" solution where the format of values would have the same
formatting capabilities as in Excel. This has the disadvantage that
you must also have Excel available and the user interface is not as
"native" as a Word table (there are some additional items that appear
when the embedded table is selected).
 Create the table in Word. Create a paragraph style with "bullets"
and modify the bullet style to use the currency symbol ($) as the
"bullet". Apply that new paragraph style to every cell you want
"currency" formatting applied. Note that commas & decimals are not
automatically applied in this case - it looks OK only if the data is
 Use a "formula" field to compute a value. You can specify a
numeric format (including currency formats) with this option. It can
be used to compute values (in simple ways) and may meet your needs.
After you create a table, use the menu
Table -> Formula
& select the number format & use the cell name (row / column) as the
formula. After you do this, a value should appear which you can update
(if you do carefully - selecting the whole displayed value will remove
the formula field). There is a nice example of this as well as a macro
you can use to help automate some of the steps at
 The Word help on my system also refers to a "currency" format that
you should be able to access via the menu
Format -> Style
This may work on your system (on mine - that style is not present).
For additional information, try searching the microsoft word help with phrases like
or search google with phrases like
microsoft word currency format table
microsoft word currency field
and so on. I am glad to be of help. If any part of the answer is
unclear or incomplete, please make a clarification request.