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Merge and Split Cells

The number of cells in a table can be changed by merging and splitting cells.

Merge cells

Merging cells combines several cells into one cell.

  1. Select the cells you want to merge
  2. Click the Layout contextual tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Merge cells button in the Merge group
  4. Merge cells

Split a cell

Splitting cells splits one cell into several cells.

  1. Select the cell you want to split
  2. Click the Layout contextual tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Split cells button in the Merge group
  4. The Split Cells dialogue box appears
  5. Splitting cells

  6. Enter the number of columns or rows that you want to split the cell into
  7. Click Ok

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