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. 

Step 3: Right click on your table to open the table drop down menu.

Next, go to your table then right click on it. This will open a long drop down menu containing various options for editing your table.

Step 4: Click on Insert column left or Insert column right.

To insert your column, click on one of the following 2 options in the table drop down menu: Insert column left or Insert column right.

Note that you might want to insert a column to the left or right of a particular column in your table (for example, the second column). To do this, first click on that column. Then, right click on the column to open the drop down menu and select one of the two options for adding columns.


Method 2: Going to the Format tab 

This method is similar to the previous method, except there is one difference. In this method, we go to the Format menu to insert a column whereas in the previous method, we just used the table drop down menu.

Step 1: Click on the Format tab to open the Format drop down menu.

The Format tab is located at the top left corner of the screen. Click on it to open the Format drop down menu. Before opening this menu, make sure to click on your table first.

Step 2: Click on or hover over the Table option in the Format drop down menu.

The Table option is located towards the bottom of the Format tab. Click on it to open the Table drop down menu, which contains various options for editing your table.

Step 3: Click on Insert column to left or Insert column right.

From the Table drop down menu, choose one of these two options for adding a column: Insert column left or Insert column right.

If you want to insert a column to the right or left of a particular column, then click on that column first. Then, follow this method: click on the Format tab, then the Table option, then one of the options for inserting a column.

Conclusion 

This brings us to the end of the article! Thank you for reading!

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