4 Quick Ways to Merge Two Tables in Your Word Document

In this article, we are glad to present you with 4 quick and easy to follow methods to merge two tables in your Word document.

From time to time, we would have to deal with tables in our documents. For example, when there are 2 tables which holding the same type of data, we can consider merging them.  Two Tables

In that event, we offer you 4 working solutions to achieve such effect as below:One Table

Method 1: The Drag Way

It’s not rocket science to join 2 tables. Obviously, the easiest way is to drag way.

  1. Click on the cross sign on the upper-left corner to select a table.
  2. Then drag it to the place near another table.
  3. Finally, release mouse and drop the table there.

You can check this video:

Method 2: Use “Merge Table” Option

  1. Firstly, click on the cross sign to select the first table.
  2. Then press “Ctrl+ X” to cut the table.
  3. Next place cursor at the start of the line right below the second table.
  4. And right click.
  5. Lastly, on the contextual menu, choose “Merge Table”.Choose ”Merge Table“

Method 3: Use “Delete”

  1. First off, if there are no texts or just unnecessary contents between two target tables, select the texts or spaces.
  2. Secondly, press “Delete” to get rid of them until tables stick together.

However, if the contents are necessary, you can choose to paste them to somewhere else before pressing “Delete”.

Method 4: Use Shortcuts

On one hand, if you need to combine a table with the one above it, you should select it and press “Alt+ Shift+ Up arrow”. On the other hand, if you need to merge a table with the one below it, you select it and press “Alt+ Shift+ Down arrow”.

You can check this demonstration:

Comparison of 4 Methods

Methods Advantages Disadvantages
Method 1: The Drag Way The quickest way 1.         Need to delete table caption afterwards

2.         Requiring precise operation or you may get a nest table

Method 2: Use “Merge Table” Option Can avoid nasty result, such as getting nest table 1.         Need to delete table caption afterwards

2.         The cursor must be placed at the start of the line or there is no “Merge Table” option.

Method 3: Use “Delete” 1.         No need to delete table caption afterwards

2.         Can avoid nasty result, such as getting nest table

1.         You may have to press “Delete” more than once.

2.         Sometimes you have to paste contents between tables to somewhere else first.

Method 4: Use Shortcuts 1.         No need to paste contents between tables to somewhere else first

2.         Can avoid nasty result, such as getting nest table

1.         Need to delete table caption afterwards

2.         You have to hold down “Alt+ Shift” and press up or down arrow repeatedly.

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