Adding or Deleting a Row or Column to a Table Using the Keyboard

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You can add or delete rows or columns in tables as well as split or merge table cells using the keyboard.

  • To insert a new row in a table, place the cursor in a table cell, press Alt+Insert, and then press the up or down arrow key. You can also move the cursor to the last cell in the table, and then press Tab.
  • To insert a new column, place the cursor in a table cell, press Alt+Insert, and then press the left or right arrow key.
  • To split a table cell instead of adding a column, press Alt+Insert, and then hold down Ctrl while you press the left or right arrow key.
  • To delete a row, place the cursor in a table cell, press Alt+Delete, and then press the up or down arrow key.
  • To delete a column, place the cursor in a table cell, press Alt+Delete, and then press the left or the right arrow key.
  • To merge a table into an adjacent cell, place the cursor in the cell, press Alt+Delete, hold down Ctrl, and then press the left or the right arrow key.

Related Topics

Modifying Rows and Columns by Keyboard

Resizing Rows and Columns in a Text Table

Merging and Splitting Cells