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Quick Tables are tables that are stored in galleries as building blocks. You can access and reuse Quick Tables at any time. If you frequently use a table with specific formatting, you can save a copy of the table in the Quick Tables gallery so that you don't need to recreate the table each time that you want to use it.

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Insert a table by using Quick Tables

  1. Click where you want to insert a table.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table > Quick Tables, and then click the table that you want.

  3. If necessary, replace the placeholder data in the table with the data that you want.

Add a table to the Quick Tables Gallery

  1. Select the table that you want to add.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table > Quick Tables > Save Selection to Quick Tables Gallery.

  3. Fill out the information in the Create New Building Block dialog box:

    • Name     Type a unique name for the building block.

    • Gallery     Select Tables from the list.

    • Category     Select a category, such as General or Built-In, or create a new category.

    • Description     Type a description of the building block.

    • Save in     Click Building Blocks in the list.
      You can select a different template in the Save in list if you want the table to be available in that template. A template must be open to be displayed in the list of template names.

    • Options     Choose one of the following:

      • Select Insert content only to insert the table where you place your cursor.

      • Select Insert in own paragraph to make the content into its own paragraph, even if the cursor is in the middle of a paragraph.

      • Select Insert content in its own page to place the building block on a separate page with page breaks before and after the building block.

I don't see any tables in the Quick Tables gallery

If you don't see any built-in table designs in the gallery or you can't access the gallery, building block add-ins may be unavailable. To make sure that built-in designs appear in all of the Word building block galleries, do the following:

  1. Click File > Options

  2. Click Add-Ins.

  3. In the Manage list, select Disabled Items, and then click Go.

  4. Click Building Blocks.dotx, and then click Enable.

  5. Restart Word.

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