Merging and Splitting Cells

One table can be split into two tables, and two tables can be merged into a single table. Tables can only be split horizontally.

To split a table

  • Place the cursor in a cell that will be in the top row of the second table after the split (the table splits immediately above the cursor).
  • Choose Table → Split Table from the Menu bar.
  • A Split Table dialog opens. You can select No heading or an alternative formatting for the heading—the top row(s) of the new table.
  • Click OK. The table is then split into two tables separated by a blank paragraph.

To merge two tables

  • Delete the blank paragraph between the tables. You must use the Delete key (not the Backspace key) to do this.
  • Select any cell in one of the tables.
  • Right-click and choose Merge Tables in the context menu. You can also