If you have too many cells across a particular row or too many rows in a column in your Microsoft Word table, a quick way to decrease the number of cells or rows is to use the Tables and Borders toolbar. To use the toolbar to merge cells, follow these steps:
- If the Tables and Borders toolbar is not visible, right-click any toolbar and click Tables And Borders to activate it.
- Select the cells you want to merge.
- Click the Merge Cells button on the toolbar.
You can also quickly change the dimensions of your table by using the toolbar's Split Cells button. For example, to change a 2-by-2 table to an 8-by-8 table, select the table, click the Split Cells button, and enter 8 for the number of columns and 8 for the number of rows. If want to divide a single cell into two columns and two rows, follow these steps:
- Click the cell you want to change and click the Split Cells button.
- Enter 2 as the Number Of Columns and 2 as the Number Of Rows.
- Clear the Merge Cells Before Split check box and click OK.
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