Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Working with Table Columns and Rows.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 1, 2015)
As you work with tables in Word, there will be times when you need to add columns to a table. To insert a column or row, follow these steps:
Another way to add rows is simply to move the insertion point to the very last cell marker on a row. (This is the marker to the right of the last column. It is clearly visible if you have non-printing characters displayed.) You can then press Enter and a new row appears.
To delete a column or row in a table, start by selecting the row or column you want to delete. Then, display the Layout tab of the ribbon and click the Delete tool in the Rows & Columns group. From the resulting submenu, choose the deletion option you want applied to the selected rows or columns.
You can also use the Cut tool on the Home tab of the ribbon to remove the column or row you selected.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9258) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Working with Table Columns and Rows.
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