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Insert a table

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In Word, you can insert a table, convert text to a table, and even draw a table.

Insert a table

To quickly insert a table:

  • Select Insert > Table and move the cursor over the grid until you highlight the number of columns and rows you want.

For larger tables, or to customize the table:

  1. Select Insert > Table > Insert Table.

  2. Select the number of columns and rows, AutoFit behavior, and then select OK.

    Tip: Check Remember dimensions for new tables if you want all new tables to look like this.

Convert text to a table

  1. Separate the text you want to convert to a table with paragraphs, commas, tabs, or a special character. Then select the text.

  2. Select Insert > Table, and then select Convert Text to Table.

  3. Select the table size, AutoFit behavior, and how you separated the text: paragraphs, commas, tabs, or a special character.

  4. Select OK.

Draw a table

  1. Select Insert > Table > Draw Table.

  2. Draw a rectangle to make the table’s borders. Then draw lines for columns and rows inside the rectangle.

    how to draw table

Select a style

  1. Click anywhere in the table to select the table.

  2. On the Table Tools > Design tab, select a style.

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