Delete/Erase a Row, Column, or a Cell of a Table in Word

There are many options to delete (erase) a row, column, or cell of a table in Word. So the deletion may be a whole table or a part of it, a cell or a few cells, a column or a few columns, or a row or a few rows. To do so, get started now.

Delete a Row, Column, or Cell in a Table in Word

After inserting the table into the word document, the table tools Design and Layout tab will open as shown in the screenshot below.

On the Table Tools Layout tab, in the rows and columns group, click on Delete.

Delete or Erase a Row, Column, or a Cell in a Table in Word
Delete or Erase a Row, Column, or a Cell in a Table in Word

After clicking the “Delete“, immediately you can get a drop-down list.

From the drop-down list, select one of the options you want to delete.

To delete a cell, position the cursor at one of the cells in a table, and then select Delete Cell.

To delete the Column/s, position the cursor or select the Column/s in a table, and then select the Delete Column.

To delete the row/s, position the cursor or select the row/s in a table, and then select the Delete Row.

To delete the entire Table, position the cursor at one of the cells in a table, and then select Delete Table.

Otherwise, select the table and press Backspace.

Erase a Row, Column or Cell in a Table | Word 2013 and Later Versions:

Erasing some parts of the table is the best way to merge or remove Cells/Columns/Rows in Word 2013 and earlier versions:

Erase a Row, Column, or Cell in a Table in Word
Delete or Erase a Row, Column, or Cell in a Table in Word

After inserting the into the Word document, the table tools Design and Layout tab will open

On the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Draw group, select the Eraser to select

Then automatically the mouse pointer turned as an Eraser

Now, move the mouse (Eraser) pointer over the table

After that, press and keep holding down the left mouse button and then drag it in any direction you want to erase any part of the table

To remove any border of the cell, click on it.

Erase a Row, Column or Cell in a Table | Word 2010 and earlier Versions

Erasing some parts of the table is the best way to merge or remove Cells/Columns/Rows in Word 2010 and earlier versions:

After inserting the table into the word document, the table tools Design and Layout tab will open

On the Table Tools Design tab, in the Draw Borders group, click the Eraser to select

Then automatically the mouse pointer turned as an Eraser

Now, move the mouse (Eraser) pointer over the table

After that, press and keep holding down the left mouse button and then drag it in any direction you want to erase any part of the table

To remove any border of the cell, click on it.

Conclusion:

Deleting or erasing a column, row, or cell of a table is the same task, but is not unique. The work of both is special. So what is the use of it? The table has a speciality of options or commands to delete or erase, so use them as explained above.

Is deleting or erasing a table or part of it different?

Deleting or erasing a table or part of it means removing a table or part of a table. But the purpose of removal or deletion is the same, the requirement and procedure are different.

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