Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. 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 Moving Your Table.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 22, 2014)
Word allows you to use the mouse to quickly move entire tables within your document. You can do this by using techniques similar to those you use to move graphics around in a document.
Position the mouse over your table. (Don't click on the table—just position the mouse over the table.) At the upper-left corner of the table you should see a small icon appear. This icon looks like a square with a four-headed arrow inside it. When you click and drag this icon, you are moving the table. When you finally release the mouse button, the table is repositioned where you released the button.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11571) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Quickly Moving Your Table.
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