Add or delete table rows and columns

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Add a row

  1. Click a table cell in the row above or below where you want the new row to appear.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:
    • To add a row above the selected cell, click Insert Above.
    • To add a row below the selected cell, click Insert Below.

Insert a row or column


 Notes 

  • To add multiple rows at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of rows in the existing table to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Above or Insert Below. For example, select three existing rows, click Insert Above or Insert Below, and three more rows will be added.
  • To add a row at the end of a table, click the rightmost cell of the last row, and then press TAB.

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Add a column

  1. Click a table cell to the right or the left of the column where you want the new column to appear.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, do one of the following:
    • To add a column to the left of the selected cell, click Insert Left.
    • To add a column to the right of the selected cell, click Insert Right.

Insert a row or column

 Note   To add multiple columns at once, using your mouse, drag to select an equal number of columns in the existing table to the amount that you want to add, and then click Insert Left or Insert Right. For example, select three existing columns, click Insert Left or Insert Right, and three more columns will be added.

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Delete a column or row

  1. Click a table cell in the column or row that you want to delete.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Rows & Columns group, click Delete.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010