Add or delete rows or columns in a table

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Word

PowerPoint

Word

Do any of the following:

Add a row

You can add a row above or below the cursor position.

  1. Click where you want to add a row, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Above or Below.

    Table Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

    Tips   

    • You can also use the Draw tool to draw a row in a selected table. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Draw, and then draw a line through a row.

    • To add a row at the end of a table, click the last cell of the last row, and then press the TAB key.

Delete a row

  1. Click a row or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Delete, and then click Delete Rows.

    Table Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

Add a column

  1. Click a column or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Left or Right.

    Table Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

Delete a column

  1. Click a column or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Delete, and then click Delete Columns.

    Table Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

See also

Add or change borders in a table

Resize all or part of a table

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Add a row

You can add a row above or below the cursor position.

  1. Click where you want to add a row, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Above or Below.

    Tables Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

    Tips   

    • You can also use the Draw tool to draw a row in a selected table. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Draw, and then draw a line through a row.

    • To add a row at the end of a table, click the last cell of the last row, and then press the TAB key.

Delete a row

  1. Click a row or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Delete, and then click Delete Rows.

    Tables Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

Add a column

  1. Click a column or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Left or Right.

    Tables Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

Delete a column

  1. Click a column or cell in the table, and then click the Table Layout tab.

  2. Under Rows & Columns, click Delete, and then click Delete Columns.

    Tables Layout tab, Rows & Columns group

See also

Merge or split cells in a table

Add or change borders in a table

Resize all or part of a table

Applies To: Word for Mac 2011



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