Information Out of the Document and Into the Table

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You have gone to all the trouble to create a table in your document and fill it full of great data, but after you have finished your document you decide that you would rather have the information in the document instead of a table.

I know you don't feel like copying and pasting all of that information and I don't blame you. But if I were to tell you that you could quickly and easily take the information out of your table and into your document you wouldn't mind doing it nearly as much would you? Well you're in luck because I am going to do just that!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Highlight the table or just the information you want to remove from your table and place into your document.
  2. Click on the Table menu.
  3. From the resulting sub-menu, click on Convert.
  4. Select Table to text.
  5. In MS Word 2007, follow these steps:
  6. Highlight the table.
  7. Under Table Tools, look for the Layout ribbon.
  8. A window will open, giving you a choice of whether you want the information in the cells to be separated when it is removed from the table.
  9. Make your choice.
  10. Click OK.

Bingo! you're finished. Your information has been removed from your table and is in your document as text all ready for formatting, etc.

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