Question by  PhaneendraVvk (12)

How do you merge cells within a Microsoft word table?

I need to be able to merge cells in Microsoft word and have no idea how.


Answer by  fredmcsheep (51)

It is quite simple to merge cells within a Microsoft Word table: simply highlight the cells, then click on Table on the main menu across the top, and then select the Merge Cells option. Alternatively highlight the cells, then right-click with the mouse and select the Merge Cells option from the context menu that appears.


Answer by  BenWBell (47)

Mergeing cells in a Microsoft Word table is actually pretty simple. Just select the cells you want to merge (click and drag across horizontally, vertically or both) then right click. From the pop-up menu, simply select Merge Cells. Alternatively menu Table, and Merge Cells.


Answer by  rjon (33)

Select adjacent cells (either row wise and/ or column wise) that you would like to merge. On the top menu (having File, Edit, View etc.,), click on menu: Table -> Merge Cells.


Answer by  debbie80 (161)

First, left click on mouse, hold down and drag to select the cells you want to merge in the table. The cells, column and/or rows, should be highlighted after selecting them. While these cells are selected, then go to the Standard Toolbar. Click on Table, come down a nd select Merge Cells.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

In Word 2007, start by selecting all of the cells that you want to merge. The easiest way to do this is to click and drag your mouse over all of them. Then go to the "Layout" tab under "Table Tools" on the ribbon. The third section from the left is for merging, select "Merge Cells" and you are done!


Answer by  elb (1105)

To merge cells in a Microsoft Word table, and all of the cells must be selected. You can do this by clicking on one cell and dragging over the range of cells. Then right-click (click the right buttonon the mouse) and a context menu will pop up. One of the options is "Merge Cells" - choose that option.


Answer by  Kiwi48 (99)

This is the procedure for Word 2007. 1. Select two or more adjacent cells. 2. There are two ways to display the "merge" command. Either right-click on the selected cells to bring up the shortcut menu, or select the Layout tab. 3. Click on the "merge" command. This will merge all the selected adjacent cells, concatenating all the text.


Answer by  nickl2000 (540)

Step one, create the table that you need. Step two, highlight the cells that you would like merged together in the MS Word document. Step Three, right click somewhere in one of the cells that you highlighted (make sure that it one of the highlighted cells of this won't work). Step Four, select "Merge Cells"


Answer by  blahblah (670)

Highlight the two cells you want to merge by dragging your mouse across them. In the Table menu, choose Merge Cells.


Answer by  anne (336)

You first need to select the cells you wish to merge, then right click on your mouse and select the "merge cells" option. Or you can select the cells you wish to merge, then go to the Layout tap on top of the screen and click on the "merge cells" icon.


Answer by  gigo (1706)

In Word there is a special pen icon to modify the table just by drawing new column lines. If you use this pen you are in a mode, which allows you to delete these column lines like you have created them. Just go on the line and click del. It could be, that the pen symbol is on the bottom.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

Firstly, select the cells in the table, to be merged. Then,click the `tables and boarders` icon on the tool bar. A menu with several options will appear. Click the `merge cells` option. The cells you want to merge will get merged. This is the easiest way to merge cells in a Word table.

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