This simple form uses a Word table for layout. The cells of the top row were merged to create the heading. Splitting the cells of the bottom row made it easy to put two pieces of information on the same row.
If multiple columns in your table need to share the same heading or you need extra cells in just one row (see illustration), merge or split cells within the table.
Keep in mind, however, that because a table is an organizing tool, simplicity is important. Split and merge cells only for small alterations like those shown in the illustration.
For larger customization, consider nesting your tables (creating one table inside another) instead of complicating a single table's construction. You'll save time editing and get better-looking results when you keep your organizer organized. (Nested tables are not covered in this course.)
Click into the cell that you want to split and then, on the Table menu, click Split Cells. In the Split Cells dialog box, select the number of columns and rows desired for the resulting split, and then click OK.
Select the cells to merge and then, on the Table menu, click Merge Cells.
More information Get tips for easily editing columns and rows that contain split or merged cells in the course, Tables II: Use tables to simplify complex page layouts. This course will also offer instruction for nesting tables.