Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Moving a Table Row.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 30, 2016)
Moving a row in a table is almost as easy as moving regular text. It is done by using the Clipboard. To move a row, follow these steps:
Another easy tip is to put the cursor anywhere in the row that you want to move. Holding Shift+Alt, use the arrow keys to move the whole row up and down. This works very well if the table is small or if you only need to move the row up or down a few places.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11221) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Moving a Table Row.
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