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: Quickly Inserting Table Rows.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 17, 2015)
You already know that you can use the Insert Above and Insert Below tools on the Layout tab of the ribbon to insert rows in an existing table, and you can press Enter with the cursor outside the cell at the end of a row to insert another row. (Press Tab if the cursor is inside the cell.) There is an even faster way to insert rows—especially if you need to insert more than one row. To quickly insert rows in your table, follow these steps:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11023) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Quickly Inserting Table Rows.
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