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Merge and Split Cells

Cells can be merged together or split into more cells to change the layout of a table. A table can also be split into more tables.

Merge Cells

Merging cells combines cells to form a larger cell that occupies the same amount of space.

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

Split Cells

Splitting cells breaks a cell up into several smaller cells.

  1. Select the cell you want to split
  2. Click the Layout tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Split Cells button in the Merge group
  4. Specify the number of columns or number of rows you want to split the cell into
  5. Split Cells dialogue box

  6. Click ok

Split a Table

A table can also be split into seperate tables.

  1. Select the row of the table where you would like to perform the split. The row you select will become the first row of the new table
  2. Click the Layout tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Split Table button in the Merge group

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