Ways to select a Table, Row, Column, or Cell in MS-Word

Ways to select a Table, Row, Column or Cell

Ways to select a Table, Row, Column or Cell: In word processing, there are different ways to select the table, row, column, and cell. The selection techniques include Mouse Selection, Selection with Commands, Selection with Arrows of a table, Selection from Page Margin, and General Selection. Follow the steps below on ways to select a Table, Row, Column, or Cell |MS-Word|. 

  1. After inserting the table, A table tools “Layout” tab opens
  2. To select any Cell, position the cursor at one of the cells you want, then click on the “Select” to get the drop-down list of selection commands, and then choose “Select Cell” from it
  3. To select any Column, position the cursor at one of the cells of a column you want, then click on the “Select” to get the drop-down list of selection commands, and then choose “Select Column” from it
  4. To select any Row, position the cursor at one of the Cells of a row you want, then click on the “Select” to get the drop-down list of selection commands, and then choose “Select Row” from it
  5. To select the entire table, position the cursor at one of the cells you want, then click on the “Select” to get the drop-down list of selection commands, and then choose “Select Table” from it.
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 After table has been inserted

  1. Move the mouse pointer above the top of the border of the table, to turn it as a down-arrow
  2. Then click and keep hold down the left mouse button, and then move the mouse left or right to select the column or an entire row.
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Another way to select the entire Table or Cell, Row, Column with Mouse:

After the table has been inserted. To select the entire table, or column, row or cell. Do All of the following.

  1. To select the current cell, move the mouse pointer from the top left to bottom left on any cell of a table till the arrow changes as a (diagonal) up right arrow, and then click it.
  2. To select a row, move the mouse pointer at the left on one of the cells of a table till the arrow turns as a (diagonal) up right arrow, and then double click it.
  3. To select more rows/columns, move the mouse pointer at the left on any cell of a table till the arrow turns as a (diagonal) up right arrow, and then drag down, up, left or right.
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Select the entire table by clicking on the 4 Headed Arrows of a Table:

  1. After inserting the table into the word document.
  2. Then move the mouse pointer over the table to get 4 headed arrows at the top left of the table
  3. Now click on the arrows to select the table.
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Table selection from the left margin of the document:

After inserting the table into the word document. Do the following

  1. Move the mouse pointer at the left margin of the page which is exactly at the top left of a table
  2. Then drag-down by keep holding down the left mouse button to select the rows as much as you want.
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Table Selection in General:

Click one of the cells of a table from where you want to start the selection, then press and hold down the left mouse button and then move the mouse pointer up, down, left, or right to select the entire table, row, column, or cell.

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