Split a table

Once you have a table in Word, you might decide to split that table into two or more tables. This way, you can create smaller tables, or add text in between two tables.

  1. Put your cursor on the row that you want as the first row of your second table. In the example table, it’s on the third row.

    Table in Word

    When you click inside the table, two new Table tools tabs appear on the ribbon: DESIGN and LAYOUT. These tools are visible only when you are in the table, for example, when you add content to the cells.

  2. On the LAYOUT tab, in the Merge group, click Split Table.

    The Split Table option is on the LAYOUT tab.

    The table splits into two tables.

    The table is split into two tables.

    You can split the table further, as long as there are multiple rows.

See Also

Insert a table - Word

Convert text to a table or a table to text

Use a formula in a Word or Outlook table

How to merge two tables

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