Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Table Layout and Design
Inserting rows, columns, and cells
To insert a row or column into a table, click in the row or column adjacent to where you
want to insert, and then click Insert Above, Insert Below, Insert Left, or Insert Right in
the Rows & Columns group of the Layout tab (refer to Figure 9.15), depending on where you
want the new row or column to appear.
To add a new row to the end of an existing table, place the insertion point at the end of the entry in the
bottomright cell and press the Tab key. To add a new interior row, click outside the right side of the table above where
you want the new row to appear, and press Enter.
To insert multiple rows or columns you have a couple of options. Select the number of rows
or columns you want to insert, and then click the appropriate insert tool. Word will insert
as many rows or columns as you have selected.
Word 2013 also includes a new method for inserting one or more rows or columns — Insert
Controls . Just select the number of rows or columns to insert with the mouse, and then
move the mouse pointer to the side of the selection where you want to insert the new rows
or columns. (Move the pointer to the left of the selected row or above and to the right of
the selected column.) As shown in Figure 9.17, the Insert Control (which looks like a divider
with a plus button) appears. Click the plus to insert the speciﬁ ed number of rows or
columns at the divider. In the example in Figure 9.17, because two columns are selected and
the divider is to the right of the selection, clicking the plus would insert two new columns
to the right of the selection.
Click the plus button that appears to insert new rows or columns in the speciﬁ ed position.
To insert cells, select the cell(s) adjacent to where you want the new one(s) to appear, and
click the dialog box launcher in the bottom-right corner of the Rows & Columns group in
the Layout tab. You’fill see a dialog box containing the identical options shown in Figure 9.16.
Choose your desired action and click OK.