Add a table in Office apps on a mobile device

In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for mobile devices, you can add a table and choose from a gallery of preformatted table templates, and then add or delete columns and rows as needed. Here's how.

On your Android tablet or phone

  1. On your Android tablet, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, and then tap Insert > Table.

    On your Android phone, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, tap the Edit icon Edit icon , and then tap Home > Insert > Table.

  2. The Table tab appears as shown:

    • On your Android tablet

      Table menu

    • On your Android phone

      Android phone Table tab

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the table, and then on the Table tab, tap Insert.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can add rows above the row in which your cursor is located, rows below, columns to the left, and columns to the right.

    Android Insert menu

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the column or row that you want to delete, and then on the Table tab, tap Delete.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can delete rows, columns, or the entire table.

    Android Delete menu

  • To cut, copy, paste, or clear the contents of a specific cell, double-tap in the cell and then select from the options on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete the entire table, tap the selection block in the upper left corner of the table and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete a single row, tap the selection block on the left side of the row and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete a column, tap the selection block at the top of the column and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To quickly add a column or row, tap the selection block at the top of the column or on the left side of the row, and then tap the plus sign.

    Android command bar

On your iPad or iPhone

On your iPad:

  1. On your iPad, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, and then tap Insert > Table.

    On your iPhone, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, tap the Edit icon Edit icon , and then tap Home > Insert > Table.

  2. The Table tab appears as shown:

    • On your iPad

      iPad Table tab

    • On your iPhone

      iPhone Table tab

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the table, and then on the Table tab, tap Insert.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can add rows above the row in which your cursor is located, rows below, columns to the left, and columns to the right.

    iPad table insert menu

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the column or row that you want to delete, and then on the Table tab, tap Delete.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can delete rows, columns, or the entire table.

    iPad table delete menu

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete the entire table, tap the arrow in the upper left corner of the table and then select from the options on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete the contents of a specific cell, double-tap in the cell and then select from the options on the command bar.

    iPad table command bar

On your Windows 10 tablet or phone

  1. On your Windows tablet, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, and then tap Insert > Table.

    On your Windows phone, in your Office file, tap where you want to insert the table, tap More More , and then tap Home > Insert > Table.

  2. The Table tab appears as shown:

    • On your Windows tablet

      Windows Mobile table menu

    • On your Windows phone

      Windows phone Table tab

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the table, and then on the Table tab, tap Insert.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can add rows above the row in which your cursor is located, rows below, columns to the left, and columns to the right.

    Insert rows or columns

  1. In your Office file, tap inside the column or row that you want to delete, and then on the Table tab, tap Delete.

  2. Select an option from the menu. You can delete rows, columns, or the entire table.

    Delete rows and columns

You can use Alt Text option to add alternate text to your table.

  1. In your Office file, tap inside a column or tap the selection block in the upper left corner of your table to select the entire table.

  2. On your Windows tablet, on the Table tab, tap the Cell Size icon, and then select Alt Text. On your Windows phone, just tap Alt Text.

  3. Enter a title and description of your table.

    Windows Mobile table alt text

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete the entire table, tap the select block in the upper left corner of the table and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete a single row, tap the selection block on the left side of the row and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, clear, or delete a column, tap the selection block at the top of the column and then tap an option on the command bar.

  • To cut, copy, paste, or clear the contents of a specific cell, double-tap in the cell and then select from the options on the command bar.

  • To quickly add a column or row, tap the selection block at the top of the column or on the left side of the row, and then tap the plus sign.

    Windows Mobile table command bar

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