Using tables in Word can help organize content in different ways. When using Word tables can be used for text and numerical data.

Entering text

Click inside a table cell to begin entering information.

Table with text highlighted.

To move around in a table:

  • Use the Tab key or right arrow key to move right.
  • Use Shift+Tab or the left arrow key to move left.
  • The up and down arrow keys will move the insertion point above or below its current location.

To select text in tables:

A cell: Triple-click inside cell.

A row: Move the mouse to the left of margins, point to the row, and click.

Multiple rows: Select the first row, then click and drag the number of rows desired.

A column: Move the mouse above the column. It turns into a downward-pointing arrow. Click once.

Multiple columns: Select the first column, then click and drag the number of columns desired.

Entire Table: Choose TableactionSelect Table from the menu bar.