Merge table cells into one cell

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You can combine two or more cells in the same row or column into a single cell. For example, you can merge several cells horizontally to create a table heading that spans several columns.

  1. Select the cells you want to merge.

    Note:  If the cells in your table have no visible borders, you may find it helpful to show gridlines. Click Table Tools > Layout > View Gridlines.

    View gridlines

    1. Right-click the selected cells and click Merge Cells.
      Right-click shortcut menu to merge table cells

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