Merge, split, or delete table cells

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Merge table cells

Split table cells

Delete the contents of a cell

Merge table cells

To combine two or more table cells in the same row or column into a single cell, do the following:

  1. On the slide, select the cells that you want to combine.

    Tip   It is not possible to select multiple, noncontiguous cells.

  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Merge Cells.

    Merge or Split cells

Tip   You can also erase cell borders to merge table cells. Under Table Tools, on the Design tab, in the Draw Borders group, click Eraser, and then click the cell borders that you want to erase. When you finish, press ESC.

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Split table cells

To divide a table cell into more cells, do the following

  1. Click the table cell that you want to split.

  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Split Cells, and then do one or more of the following:

    Merge or Split cells

    • To divide a cell vertically, in the Number of columns box, enter the number of new cells that you want.

    • To divide a cell horizontally, in the Number of rows box, enter the number of new cells that you want.

    • To divide a cell both horizontally and vertically, in the Number of columns box, enter the number of new columns that you want, and then in the Number of rows box, enter the number of new rows that you want.

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Delete the contents of a cell

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2010



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