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Working with a Table

Once a table inserted, you will need to be able to navigate the table, select different aspects of it and be able to move and resize the table.

Navigate a Table

There are three main methods of navigating a table in Word:

  • Click in the required cell using the mouse
  • Use the up, down, left and right arrow keys on the keyboard
  • Use the Tab key to move forward in the table, and the Shift + Tab keys to move backwards

Select Aspects of a Table

To work with a table you will need to be able to select a table's cell, row, column and the table itself.

  1. Position the insertion point in the cell, row or column that you want to select
  2. Click the Layout tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Select button in the Table group
  4. Selecting Table elements from the Ribbon

  5. Choose the required table option from the list

Resize a Table

To resize a table in Word:

  1. Click anywhere inside the table
  2. The tables resize handle appears in the lower right hand corner
  3. Click and drag the table to the desired size
  4. Resize a table

The rows and columns of a table can also be resized in a similar manner. Hover the mouse cursor over the border of the row and column until the resize handle appears, and then click and drag to the required size.

Move a Table

To move a table:

  1. Hover over or click inside the table so that the Move Handle appears
  2. Click the handle to select the table
  3. Click and drag the handle to move the table to the required position on the page
  4. Move a table

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