Rows & Columns in Word 2010

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As discussed in previous chapter, a table is a structure of vertical columns and horizontal rows with a cell at every intersection. A Word table can contain as many as 63 columns but the number of rows is unlimited. This chapter will teach you how to add and delete rows and columns in a table.

Add a Row:

Following are the simple steps to add rows in a table of a word document.

Step (1): Click a row where you want to add an additional row and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

Add Row

Step (2): Now use Row & Column group of buttons to add any row below or above to the selected row. If you click Insert Below button, it will add a row just below the selected row as follows.

Newly Added Row

If you click Insert Above button, it will add a row just above the selected row.

Delete a Row:

Following are the simple steps to delete rows from a table of a word document.

Step (1): Click a row which you want to delete from the table and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

Delete Row

Step (2): Click the Layout tab, and click Delete Rows option under the Delete Table Button to delete the selected row.

Delete Selected Row

Add a Column:

Following are the simple steps to add columns in a table of a word document.

Step (1): Click a column where you want to add an additional column and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

Add Column

Step (2): Now use Row & Column group of buttons to add any column left or right to the selected column. If you click Insert Left button, it will add a column just left to the selected column as follows.

Newly Added Column

If you click Insert Right button, it will add a column just right to the selected column.

Delete a Column:

Following are the simple steps to delete columns from a table of a word document.

Step (1): Click a column which you want to delete from the table and then click Layout tab to have following screen.

Delete Row

Step (2): Click the Layout tab, and click Delete Column option under the Delete Table Button to delete the selected column.

Delete Selected Column


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