Merge or split cells in a table

Merge cells

You can combine two or more table cells located in the same row or column into a single cell. For example, you can merge several cells horizontally to create a table heading that spans several columns.

  1. Select the cells that you want to merge by clicking the left edge of a cell and then dragging across the other cells that you want.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Merge Cells.

Split cells

  1. Click in a cell, or select multiple cells that you want to split.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Split Cells.
  1. Enter the number of columns or rows that you want to split the selected cells into.

For more information on using Table Tools, watch the Use Table Tools in Word 2007 demo. For more information on merging and splitting cells, watch the Merge and split table cells in Word 2007 demo.

 Note   To split one table into two tables, you must do the following:

  1. Select the row that you want to be the first row of the second table.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Split Table.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2007