Add and edit tables

Organise information in a document or presentation with a table. Edit or delete a table at any time.

Add a table
  1. On your computer, open a document or a slide in a presentation.
  2. Click Insert and then Table and then choose how many rows and columns you want to add.
  3. Tables can be as large as 20 x 20 cells.
  4. The table will be added to your document.
Add rows or columns
  1. On your computer, open a document or a slide in a presentation.
  2. Right-click a cell in a table.
  3. To add a row or column next to the selected cell, click:
    • Insert column to the left
    • Insert column to the right
    • Insert row above
    • Insert row below
Delete rows and columns
  1. On your computer, open a document or a slide in a presentation.
  2. Right-click a cell in a table from the row or column that you want to delete.
  3. From the menu, choose Delete column or Delete row.
Delete a table
  1. On your computer, open a document or a slide in a presentation.
  2. Right-click any cell in your table.
  3. From the right-click menu, choose Delete table.
Merge cells in a table

You can combine cells together to create titles, add headers or put information from several cells into one.

  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation.
  2. Click and drag to highlight the cells that you want to merge.
  3. Right-click and then click Merge cells. To unmerge cells, right-click the cell and then click Unmerge cells.

Resize and style tables

Resize rows and columns

Resize a row or column

  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation.
  2. In your table, move your cursor over the gridline of a row or column.
  3. When your cursor becomes a two-sided arrow, click and drag until the row or column is the size that you want.

Make all rows and columns the same size

  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation.
  2. Right-click a table.
  3. Click Distribute rows or Distribute columns.
Resize a table

Google Docs

  1. On your computer, open a document and select all cells.
  2. Right-click and then click Table properties.
  3. Under 'Dimensions', enter the width and height that you want for all highlighted cells.
  4. Click OK.

Google Slides

  1. On your computer, open a presentation and click a table.
  2. Move your mouse to any corner of the table.
  3. When your cursor becomes a two-sided arrow, click and drag in any direction.
Style individual cells in a table

Google Docs

  1. On your computer, open a document.
  2. Select the cells that you want to change.
  3. In the toolbar, click the style that you want to change:
    • Border colour Border colour
    • Border width Border dash
    • Border dash Border thickness
    • Background colour Fill

Google Slides

  1. On your computer, open a presentation.
  2. Select the cells that you want to change.
  3. In the toolbar, click the style that you want to change:
    • Border colour Border colour
    • Border weight Border dash
    • Border dashBorder thickness
    • Fill colour Fill
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