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: Tables within Tables.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 9, 2014)
Word allows you to place one table within another table, which can be handy for some complex document layouts. To place a table within a table, follow these steps:
That's it; the secondary table should be completely within the cell in which the insertion point was located in step 2. You may notice that the top and bottom borders of the secondary table you inserted are very close to the top and bottom borders of the cell in which the table was placed. If you want more separation between the cell and table borders, modify your creation steps just slightly:
Figure 1. The Cell Options dialog box.
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