Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Merging and Splitting Cells
Merging and Splitting Cells
If you need more rows or columns in some spots than others, you can use the Merge Cells
and Split Cells commands. Here are some ways to merge cells:
Click Table Tools Design
Eraser, and then click the line you want
to erase. The cells on either side of the deleted line are merged.
Draw Borders
Select the cells that you want to merge and click Table Tools Layout
Merge
Merge Cells.
Select the cells to merge, right-click them, and choose Merge Cells.
Here are some ways to split cells:
Click Table Tools Design
Draw Borders
Draw Table, and then drag to draw a line
in the middle of a cell to split it.
Select the cell that you want to split, right-click it, and choose Split Cells. In the
Split Cells dialog box (see Figure 8.9), select the number of pieces in which to split
in each direction, and click OK.
Select the cell to split, and then click Table Tools Layout
Split Cells. In
the Split Cells dialog box (see Figure 8.9), select the number of pieces in which to
split in each direction, and click OK.
Merge
FIGURE 8.9
Specify how the split should occur.
Applying Table Styles
The quickest way to format a table attractively is to apply a table style to it. When you
insert a table using any method except drawing it, a table style is applied to it by default;
you can change to some other style if desired, or you can remove all styles from the table,
leaving it plain black and white.
When you hover the mouse pointer over a table style, a preview of it appears in the active
table. The style is not actually applied to the table until you click the style to select it,
however.
If the style you want appears in the Table Tools Design tab’s Table Styles group, you can
click it from there without opening the gallery. If not, you can scroll row by row through
 
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