Edit Tables

In Word tables can help organize content in different ways. Learn all about editing tables in Word in this free lesson.


  • Open your document.
  • Edit the text, if necessary. Ask yourself:
    • Is it the right font and size?
    • What direction do I want the text?
    • How do I want it aligned?
  • Delete any unnecessary rows or columns.
  • Add any needed rows or columns.
  • Resize the table if needed.
  • Modify the color and thickness of the lines if needed.
  • Apply shading to the table if needed.
  • Save and close the document.