Merging table cells is an excellent way to add better table structure and layout to your tables in MS Word.
This feature allows you to join two or more cells into one larger cell.
One of the many common reasons to do this is when you need to insert the title of your table as the table heading.
And, you want this heading to be a single row that is as wide as your table width or wide enough for subcategories.
Now, there are about three ways we can merge table cells in MS Word.
3 Ways to Merge Table Cells in MS Word
- Using the Layout Tab in the Ribbon
- Using the Context Menu
- Using the Table Eraser Tool
We will cover all three methods in this guide down below. We also included a separate section on how to edit and split cells in MS Word.
We have created this tutorial with beginners in mind, so you should find the steps relatively easy to follow. At the same time, we’ll expound on each of the methods bit by bit.
Let’s dive right in!