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Insert Rows and Columns

As you work with your table you will need to insert more rows and columns and also delete existing rows and columns.

When working with large tables than span more than one page, there is a brilliant Word feature called Repeat Header Rows which ensures that your headers appear at the top of every page.

Insert a Row

  1. Click in the table row above or below where you would like to insert the new row
  2. Click the Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click either the Insert Above or the Insert Below button in the Rows & Columns group
  4. Row and column options on the Ribbon

A quick way of adding rows to the bottom of the table is to press the Tab key on the keyboard when the insertion point is positioned in the bottom right cell of the table.

Insert a Column

  1. Click in the table column to the left or right of where you would like to insert the new column
  2. Click the Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click either the Insert Left or the Insert Right button in the Rows & Columns group

Delete a Row or Column

  1. Select the row(s) or column(s) that you want to delete
  2. Click the Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Delete button in the Rows & Columns group
  4. Select either Delete Rows or Delete Columns from the list
  5. Deleting table elements

Repeat Header Rows

The Repeat Header Rows tool is extremely useful for repeating the header row at the top of each page when a table expands across several pages.

  1. Select the row(s) you want to use as the headers
  2. Click the Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Repeat Header Rows button in the Data group
  4. Option to repeat table headers on every page

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