Merge or split cells in a table

You can change the appearance of tables in your PowerPoint presentation by merging or splitting table cells.

Merge cells

  1. In the table, drag the pointer across the cells that you want to merge.

  2. Click the Layout tab.

  3. In the Merge group, click Merge Cells.

    Screenshot shows the Merge group available on the table Layout tab, with the Merge Cells and Split Cells options.

Split cells

  1. In the table, click the cell that you want to split.

  2. Click the Layout tab.

  3. In the Merge group, click Split Cells.

  4. In the Split Cells dialog, select the number of columns and rows that you want and then click OK.

    Screenshot shows the Split Cells dialog with the options to set the number of columns and number of rows.

See also

Add a table to a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Change the table style

Merge cells

  1. In the table, drag the pointer across the cells that you want to merge.

  2. Click the Table Layout tab.

  3. Under Cells, click Merge.

    Tables Layout tab, Cells group

Split cells

  1. In the table, click the cell that you want to split.

  2. Click the Table Layout tab.

  3. Under Cells, click Split.

    Tables Layout tab, Cells group

  4. In the dialog box, select the number of columns and rows that you want.

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