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You can use the table tools to easily add and delete table rows and columns in PowerPoint.

Add a row

  1. Click a table cell in the row above or below where you want the new row to appear.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:

    • To add a row above the selected cell, click Insert Above.

    • To add a row below the selected cell, click Insert Below.

      Options in the Rows & Columns group

      Notes: 

      • To add multiple rows at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of rows to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Above or Insert Below. For example, select three existing rows, click Insert Above or Insert Below, and three more rows will be added.

      • To add a row at the end of a table, click the rightmost cell of the last row, and then press Tab.

Add a column

  1. Click a table cell to the right or the left of the column where you want the new column to appear.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:

    • To add a column to the left of the selected cell, click Insert Left.

    • To add a column to the right of the selected cell, click Insert Right.

      Options in the Rows & Columns group

      Note: To add multiple columns at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of columns to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Left or Insert Right. For example, select three existing columns, click Insert Left or Insert Right, and three more columns will be added.

Delete a row or column

  1. Click a table cell in the column or row that you want to delete.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Delete, and then click Delete Columns or Delete Rows.

    Deleting columns or rows

Delete a table

  1. Click the table to select it.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Delete, and then click Delete Table or press Delete on your keyboard.

    Deleting a table

Add a row

  1. Click a table cell in the row above or below where you want the new row to appear.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:

    • To add a row above the selected cell, click Insert Above.

    • To add a row below the selected cell, click Insert Below.

      Notes: 

      • To add multiple rows at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of rows to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Above or Insert Below. For example, select three existing rows, click Insert Above or Insert Below, and three more rows will be added.

      • To add a row at the end of a table, click the rightmost cell of the last row, and then press Tab.

Add a column

  1. Click a table cell to the right or the left of the column where you want the new column to appear.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:

    • To add a column to the left of the selected cell, click Insert Left.

    • To add a column to the right of the selected cell, click Insert Right.

      Note: To add multiple columns at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of columns to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Left or Insert Right. For example, select three existing columns, click Insert Left or Insert Right, and three more columns will be added.

Delete a row or column

  1. Click a table cell in the column or row that you want to delete.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Delete, and then click Delete Columns or Delete Rows.

    Select the Delete button, and then choose either Delete Columns or Delete Rows.

Delete a table

  1. Click the table to select it.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Delete, and then click Delete Table or press Delete on your keyboard.

Add a row

  1. Click a table cell in the row above or below where you want the new row to appear.

  2. On the Table Layout (or just Table) tab, do one of the following:

    • To add a row above the selected cell, click Insert Above.

    • To add a row below the selected cell, click Insert Below.

      Options in the Rows & Columns group

      Notes: 

      • To add a row at the end of a table, you can click the rightmost cell of the last row, and then press Tab.

      • PowerPoint for the web isn't able to add multiple rows or columns at once.

Add a column

  1. Click a table cell to the right or the left of the column where you want the new column to appear.

  2. On the Table Layout (or just Table) tab, do one of the following:

    • To add a column to the left of the selected cell, click Insert Left.

    • To add a column to the right of the selected cell, click Insert Right.

      Options in the Rows & Columns group

      Note:  PowerPoint for the web isn't able to add multiple rows or columns at once.

Delete a row or column

  1. Click a table cell in the column or row that you want to delete.

  2. On the Table Layout (or just Table) tab, select Delete, and then select Delete Columns or Delete Rows.

    Deleting columns or rows

Delete a table

  1. Click somewhere in the table.

  2. On the Table Layout (or just Table) tab, select Delete, and then select Delete Table.

    Deleting a table

See Also

Merge, split, or delete table cells

Change the look of a table

Add a table to a slide

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