Insert Rows and Columns in Tables: MS Word
You've already learned how to add a new row to the bottom of a table by pressing Tab from the bottom-right cell in a table [refer to this article]. You can also insert rows and columns between existing ones, using the methods below.
- Choose Table | Insert and specify where to insert the new row or column. The menu has a number of choices.
- To insert a row, first select the row that will move down to make room for the new row. (One way to do this is to move the mouse pointer to the far-left side of the table and click once.) Then click the Insert Row button that appears where the Insert button used to be.
- To insert a column, first select the column that will move to the right to make room for the new one. (One way to do this is to move the mouse pointer to the top gridline until it turns into a small down arrow). Then click the Insert Custom button that appears where the Insert Table button used to be.
A new row appears above the selected row, or to the left of a selected column (unless you used the menu to specify differently). Notice that the column widths become narrower so the new column will fit.
Move Rows and Columns
Use the drag-and-drop (or just cut and paste) method to move rows and columns, just as you do to rearrange regular text.
- Select the row or column.
- Place the mouse pointer arrow over the selected item and drag, watching the location of the gray insertion point.
- When you release the mouse button, the row is moved just above the row where the gray insertion point was located; the column is moved just to the left of the column where the gray insertion point was located.
When the table is rearranged, the column widths may adjust themselves slightly to fit the text.
Visit Carol's web site to learn more tips like this one!
Free eBook: The Windows 7 Guide: From Newbies to Pros. In this 46 page guide you will be introduced to Windows 7 and what it has to offer. It will teach you about the new taskbar, how to resolve software compatibility issues, how to customize Windows Aero, and explain what the Windows 7 Libraries are all about. Also included: a detailed list of what software is included in Windows 7, and how easy networking is with Windows 7 along with other topics. The advice within this guide will help new users become acquainted with Windows 7 and can also help those who are on the fence about purchasing Windows 7 decide if it would be a good idea. Click here to download this eBook now! Note: this eBook is free, but registration is required; after that, you can select more ebooks and videos for download without registering again. If you have questions / problems with the registration form, please read this.