How to Merge and Split Cells of a Table in MS-Word

Merge and Split Cells of a Table: 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.

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:

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Table group, insert the table using one of the table commands
  2. Soon a Table Tools Design and Layout tabs will open
  3. After that, select enough cells 
How to Merge and Split Cells of a table​
Merge and Split Cells of a Table in Word

4.  Then click on the Layout tab

5. And then click on the Merge cells.

2. Split Cells in Word

Splitting cells means dividing one cell into more than two cells. To split cells of a table, do the following:

  1. Select or position the cursor in one of the cells in a table that you want to split 
  2. Go to the Layout tab
  3. Click on the Split cells.
Split cells of a table in MS Word
Split cells of a table in MS Word

4. Then choose the number of columns and rows you want to add by splitting a cell

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5. Then click OK.

6. Notice the cell split in step 6 in the image below.

Split Cells
Split Cells

3. Splint Table in MS-Word

dividing a table into more tables is called a split table

  1. After inserting the table, a new Table Tools Design and Layout will open.
  2. Now place the cursor under any cell in a row, rather than the table you want to divide.
  3. On the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click on the Split Table.
  4. Now your table is successfully divided as you wish.
Split table in ms-word.
Split Table

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

How to merge cells in a Word?

Combining more than two cells into one cell is called merging cells. To merge cells, do the following:
1. On the Insert tab, in the Table group, insert the table using one of the table commands
2. Soon a Table Tools Design and Layout tabs will open
3. After that, select enough cells
4.  Then click on the Layout tab
5. And then click on the Merge cells.

How to split cells in a Word Document?

Dividing one cell into more cells is called split cells. To split cells, do the following:
1. Select or position the cursor in one of the cells in a table that you want to split 
2. Go to the Layout tab
3. Click on the Split cells
4. Then choose the number of columns and rows you want to add by splitting a cell
5. Then click OK.
6. Notice the cell split in step 6 in the image below.

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How to split a table in a word?

Dividing a table into more tables is called a Split Table. To Split a Table, do the following:
1. After inserting the table, a new Table Tools Design and Layout will open.
2. Now place the cursor under any cell in a row, rather than the table you want to divide.
3. On the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click on the Split Table.
4. Now your table is successfully divided as you wish.