Combining more than two cells into one cell is called merging cells, and dividing one cell into more cells is called split cells. Similarly, dividing a table into more tables is called a split table.
To merge and split cells of a table in a word document, follow the steps below.
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1. How to Merge Cells in a Word
Merging cells means combining more than one cell into a cell. To merge the cells into one cell, do the following:
→ Go to the Insert tab
→ Click Table
Hover over the gridlines with enough rows and columns and then click to insert a table.
- Now select enough cells in a table
- Click on the table tools Layout
- After that, click the Merge Cells to merge all the selected cells into one cell as in the screenshot below.
2. Split Cells in Word
Splitting cells means dividing one cell into two or more two cells. To split the cells of a table, do the following:
- Select or position the cursor in one of the cells in a table that you want to split
- Go to the Layout tab
- Click on the Split cells.
- On the Split Cells pop-up, choose the number of columns and rows you want to add by splitting a cell
- Then click OK.
Note: The cells are splinted as in the screenshot below.
3. Split Table in MS-Word
Dividing a table into more tables is called a split table
- After inserting the table, place the cursor under any cell in a row, rather than the table you want to divide.
- On the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click on the Split Table.
- Now your table is successfully divided as you wish.
What are the Merge and Split Cells of a Table in Word?
Combining more than two cells into one cell is called merging cells, and dividing one cell into more cells is called split cells. Similarly, dividing a table into more tables is called a Split table.