Word cannot display nested tables in Office 98 or earlier

Cause: The document was saved in Word 98 or earlier.

Solution:    Save the document in a later version of Word.

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.

  2. On the Format pop-up menu, click a file format that is later than Word 98, for example, Word Document (.docx) or Word 97-2004 Document (.doc).

    Note: Do not use Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Word 4.0-6.0/95 Compatible (.rtf) because these file formats cannot display nested tables.

Solution:    Remove the nested table.

  1. Click the nested table.

  2. Rest the pointer on the Table move handle until Mouse Pointer over four-headed arrow appears.

  3. Drag the inner table to a location that is outside the enclosing table.

See also

Add or delete rows or columns in a table

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