How to make a table smaller in Google Docs

A table is a vital component of Google Docs core functions. It helps to display information concisely, something that paragraphs cannot replicate.

In this tutorial, we’ll see an easy method to resize your Google Docs table. 

First, I’ll illustrate the procedure to make the complete table smaller than the default view. Afterward, we’ll see the effect of this process on some individual cells.

The process includes selecting the cells and then tinkering with Column width and Minimum row height inside Table properties

Let’s do it step-by-step. 


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How to have different headers on each page in Google Docs

The header is the first thing we see in a document.

Most of the time, having a single header is adequate for the entire document.

But, what will you do if you want to have a unique header for each page?

This short article will discuss one surefire way to solve this issue for any google docs file.

In a nutshell, this process includes putting section breaks on each page and then changing headers on each one of them.

Let’s jump into it to look at the details.

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How to Merge Cells in a Google Docs Table

Google Docs is an all-powerful alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office. It’s getting feature-rich by the day. It empowers us to do a lot of things. And, one of them is putting a table in our documents. 

In this simple tutorial, I’ll show you how to merge different cells in a Google Docs table.

Let’s do it step-by-step.

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How to add a column in Google Docs table

In this article, we will be talking about how to edit tables in Google Docs by adding columns.

You can choose the number of columns you would like your table to have when you are creating it. However, once you have created the table, you might want to add more columns. In Google Docs, you can conveniently insert columns in your table, either to the right or left of a particular column.

 2 ways of adding columns in Google Docs:

  • Method 1: Right-clicking and clicking on Insert column
  • Method 2: Going to the Format tab 

Method 1: Right-clicking and clicking on Insert column

This method involves going to the table drop down menu and clicking on one of the options for inserting columns. It is a convenient method as it is straightforward and doesn’t require that much time and effort. This is why we recommend that you use this method.

Step 1: Open your Google Docs document.

(Optional) Step 2: Insert a table. 

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How to move tables in Google Docs

Google Docs makes it easy for you to create and edit your tables. In this article, we will be focusing on editing tables and talk about how to move tables in Google Docs.

Moving tables refers to changing the location of the table in your document. You can move your table to any location in your document. 

4 methods for moving your table in Google Docs:

  • Method 1: Use keyboard shortcuts to cut and paste your table
  • Method 2: Use the Edit menu to cut and paste your table
  • Method 3: Use the table drop down menu to cut and paste your table
  • Method 4: Drag the table 

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How to change the background color of table cells in Google Docs

It is very easy to insert a table in Google Docs. Once you have inserted the table, you can edit and format it in various ways.

In this article, we will be talking about one way in which you can format your tables: by changing the background color of the cells.

By default, the cells are transparent. This means that their color is the same as the color of your document. Since the color of Google Docs documents is generally white, the color of the cells is also generally white.

However, you can change the background color of the cells to any color you want. 

You can choose from one of the many existing colors or you can create a custom color. 

Changing the color of the cells of your table allows you to highlight certain cells (such as cells containing important information). It also makes your table look more interesting and therefore makes it engaging. 

3 methods of changing the background color of cells in Google Docs. 

  • Using the background color icon in the table toolbar
  • Right-clicking and opening Table properties
  • Going to the Format menu and opening Table properties

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How to remove table borders in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to conveniently insert a table in your document. Once you have inserted a table in the doc, you can also edit it in various ways. 

In this article, we will be talking about how to remove the borders of your table by changing its color and thickness. 

Removing the borders can make your table look more aesthetic. Sometimes, removing borders allows you to combine cells (when you remove borders by merging cells). These are some reasons why you might be interested in removing table borders.

4 methods of removing table borders in Google Docs.

  • Using the table toolbar to change the color or thickness of the borders
  • Right clicking and using the Table properties window to change the color or thickness of the borders
  • Going to the Format menu and using the Table properties window to change the color or thickness of the borders
  • Merging cells

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How to insert a table in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to conveniently insert various objects in your document. Some examples of objects you can insert in your document include images, shapes and tables. 

Tables are a collection of rows and columns. They store data and are useful for performing data visualization and analysis. 

In this article, we will be talking about how to insert a table in Google Docs. 

2 ways to insert Table in a Google Doc

  • Going to the Insert tab
  • Creating a table in Google Sheets and copy + paste to Google Docs

We will also cover how to edit and delete your tables.

With that introduction, let’s learn the two methods.

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How to add rows to a table in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to easily create and edit tables. In this article, we will be talking about editing tables. Specifically, we will be talking about editing tables by adding rows.

You can choose the number of rows you would like your table to have when you are creating it. However, if you find that you need more rows in the table, you can conveniently add rows. You can add a row at any point in your table, either above or below a particular row. 

3 ways to add Rows to table in Google Docs

  • Right-clicking on the table and choosing one of the options for inserting rows
  • Going to the Format tab and choosing one of the options for inserting rows
  • Pressing the Tab key at the last cell of a row 

With that introduction, let’s get to the methods. 

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