Quick Table Splits

Quick Table Splits

You’re working in MS Word and you’ve got a beautiful table—it’s perfect!

Well… almost perfect.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, you’ve just come to the conclusion that it really should be two different tables.

Now what?

Are you having copy / paste nightmares?

Or, worse yet, you’re picturing a situation where you’ve got to create a whole new table and re-enter all that data!

Well worry no more.

I’ve got a simple, 3-key solution you’re just going to love!

If your table is currently empty then you’re ready to make the split.

If not then you’ll first have to split the data into two halves—that is, all data for one table on top and all data for the other on the bottom.

That may take some work—it all depends on your new thoughts for organizing your tables and how it was set up previously.

If you’re really lucky you may not have to re-arrange anything or maybe you’ll just need to complete a data sort.

Whatever your situation, when you’re ready to physically split your table place your cursor in the row that should be the first row of the new table.

Now use Ctrl + Shift + Enter.


One table now equals two!

You can choose to separate the tables with blank space, text or cut / paste the new table to a new location. Basically, whatever fits your current needs.

To reverse the split simply delete the spaces between the two tables.

Can it really be that easy?

Yep, you bet!

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