How to Add Space Between the Cells of a Table in MS Word

There are great ways to add space between the cells of a table by using the table options.

The space between the cells gives a clean look and shows you a clear margin area to the content of a table as in the picture below.

Adding space between the Cells of a Table

1. Add Space Between the Cells of a Table

How to Add Space Between the Cells of a Table in Word
How to Add Space Between the Cells of a Table in Word

On the Insert tab, in the Table group, insert the Table with the number of rows and columns you want.

When the table is inserted, immediately a Design and Layout will open.

On the Layout tab, in the Alignment groups, click on the Margins (immediately a dialogue box will open).

Then check the “Allow spacing between cells”, and then enter the measurement number (in inches) provided in the box (the measurement must be between 0” and 2.2”).

How to Add Space Between the Cells of a Table in Word
Add Space Between the Cells of a Table in Microsoft Word

2. Add Space Between the Cells of a Table:

After inserting the table, do the following: 

Right-click on the table.

Click on the “Table Properties” to open its dialogue box as in the picture below

Right Click for Table Properties
Right Click for Table Properties

Click on the Options (Again to open another dialogue box).

Table Options
Table options

Check mark  “Allow space between the cells“, which is given under “Default cell spacing“.

Add space by using the arrows of the measurement box, which is at the right of the “Allow space between the cells“.

Lastly, click OK.

Allow spacing between cells in MS Word
Allow space between cells

Finally, space between the cells of a table has been added as in the picture below.

Add Space between the cells of a Table in Microsoft Word
Add Space between the cells of a Table in Microsoft Word

What are the benefits of giving space between the cells of the table?

The space between the cells of a table gives a clean look and shows you a clear margin area for your content.

What is the allocated space between the cells of a table?

The allocated space between the cells of a table in MS Word is 0″ and 2.2″.

Is it possible to add space between the cells of a table in a word?

Yes, it is possible to add space between the cell of a table. The required space must be between 0″ and 2.2″.

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