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

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How to Merge and Split Cells of a table

Merge and Split Cells of a Table: Combining more than two cells into one cell is called Merge Cells, dividing one cell into more cells is called Split Cells. Similarly, dividing a table into more tables is called the Split Table.  Follow the steps given below on Merge Cells, Split Cells and Table in MS-Word.

1. Merge Cells in a Table in MS-Word

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

4.  Then click on the Layout tab

5. And then click on the Merge cells in the Merge group to merge the cells in the table.

2. Split Cells in a Table in MS-Word

After inserting the table, a new Table Tools Design and Layout tabs will open.

  1. After that, 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, in the Merge group, 
Split cells in a table in ms word

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

5. Then click ok.

6. Look a the 6th step of a picture below, in which a cell is split.

Split cells in ms word

3. Splint Table in MS-Word

  1. After inserting the table, a new Table Tools Design and Layout will open.
  2. Now position the cursor under one of the cells of a row, other than the table you want to Split. 
  3. On the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click on the Split Table.
  4. Now your Table successfully splinted as you want.
Split table in ms-word.

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