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How to Make a Table in Google Docs

How to Insert Tables in Google Docs

How to Make a Table in Google Docs

To create a table, you must first determine how many columns (which run up and down) and rows (which run left to right) you want to appear in your table. Cells are small, rectangular boxes where the rows and columns intersect. The number of columns and rows determines the number of cells in a table.

Insert a Table

  1. Click where you want to add a table.
  2. Click Insert on the menu bar.
  3. Select Table.
  4. Select a table size.
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The table with the specified number of rows and columns is inserted.

Enter Text into a Table

  1. Click in the cell you want to add text to.
  2. Type your text.
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You can use the arrow keys to navigate from cell to cell as you type. You can also press the Tab key to automatically move to the next cell.

Insert a Row or Column

You can add more columns and rows to a table after you’ve inserted it. This way, you’re not trapped using a fixed structure if you need to add more data later.

  1. Click in a cell next to where you want to add a row or column.
  2. Click Format on the menu bar.
  3. Select Table.
  4. Select an option to insert a row or column.
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You can insert a row above or below the selected cell’s row, or a column to the left or right of the selected cell’s column.

Delete a Row or Column

You can delete rows and columns that you don’t want, in case you made a table that was bigger than you needed.

  1. Click in a cell in the row or column you want to remove.
  2. Click Format on the menu bar.
  3. Select Table.
  4. Select an option to remove a row or column.
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Delete a Table

  1. Click in a cell within the table.
  2. Make sure the cursor is somewhere in the table.

  3. Click Format on the menu bar.
  4. Select Table.
  5. Select Delete table.
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The table is deleted.

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