After creating a table, you may discover that you need another column or row. No problem! You can insert additional rows and columns anywhere in your table by using the using the Row and Columns tools on the contextual Layout Ribbon. When adding rows or columns, the table will automatically adjust to accommodate the new arrangement. When you insert a new row, the existing rows shift downward. When entering new columns, the existing columns shift to the right.
You can also quickly insert a new row at the end of a table by clicking in the last cell of the last row of the table, and then pressing the Tab key.
To add or delete columns and rows, click in the area of the table where you want to add or delete a row or column, and then choose from the following options from the Rows & Columns group:
- Insert Left (inserts columns to the left of the selected column)
- Insert Right (inserts columns to the right of the selected column)
- Insert Above (inserts rows above the selected row)
- Insert Below (inserts rows below the selected row)
- Delete (choose rows or columns)
You can also right-click in any table cell, point to insert, and then choose the desired command from the menu. To delete a row or a column, right-click and choose either Delete Rows or Delete Columns.
To Insert a Row at the End of a Table
- Set the insertion point in the last cell of the last row of the table.
- Press the Tab key. A new row is automatically inserted at the end of the table.
To Add Columns or Rows
- Click in the table at the location where you want to insert a row or column.
- Click the contextual Layout tab on the Ribbon.
- Click the Insert Left, Insert Right, Insert Above or Insert Below to insert a row or a column on the Rows & Columns group on the Ribbon.