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 

Method 1: Use keyboard shortcuts to cut and paste your table

This method involves using the keyboard shortcuts for cut and paste. You can cut your table from its current location and paste it in the new location (the location where you want your table to be). This method is the simplest and most convenient. Hence, we recommend using this method to move tables in your Google Doc.

Step 1: Open your Google Docs document.

Step 2: Insert a table.

Step 3: Go to your table and select it.

Next, go to the table in your document. Select it by dragging your cursor across the screen. After you’ve selected your table, the entire table should be highlighted in blue.

Step 4: Press Control or Command + X to cut the table.

The next step is to cut your table using the keyboard shortcut. Press Control (or Command, if you are using a Macbook) to cut the table. The table should be removed from your document after you do this.

Step 5: Press Control or Command + P to paste the table in a new location.

Next, identify a new location for your table (where would you like to move it?). Go to that location and press Control (or Command) + P to paste the table in that location. Your table should appear in this new position after you do this.


Method 2: Use the Edit menu to cut and paste your table

This method is similar to the previous method. The only difference is that instead of using keyboard shortcuts to cut and paste the article, we will be using the Edit menu instead. This is also a very simple method but it does take more time and effort than the previous method. It’s easier and takes less time to just use the keyboard shortcuts.

Step 1: Select your table.

Similar to what we did in the previous method, go to the table in your document. Then, drag your cursor across the screen to select it. Once you’ve selected it, the entire table should be highlighted in blue.

Step 2: Click on the Edit tab at the top left corner of your screen.

The Edit tab is located at the top left corner of your screen. Click on it to open the Edit menu.

Step 3: Click on the Cut option.

The Cut option is at the beginning of the Edit menu. Click on it to cut your table. Your table should disappear from your document when you do this.

Step 4: Go to the new location for your table and click on the Paste option.

Next, identify the new location for your table and go there. Once there, click on the Edit tab once again to open the Edit drop down menu. This time, select the Paste option from the menu. Your table should now appear in this location.


Method 3: Use the table drop down menu to cut and paste your table

This is the last method we will be discussing which involves cutting and pasting your table. This method is also similar to the first two methods. However, in this method, we will be using the table drop down menu to cut and paste. 

Step 1: Go to your table and select it.

First, go to the table in your document and select it by dragging your cursor across the screen. The table should be highlighted in blue when you select it.

Step 2: Right click on your table. 

Next, right click on your table to open the long table drop down menu.

Step 2: Click on the Cut option.

From the drop down menu, click on the Cut option. This will remove your table from that location.

Step 3: Go to the new location for your table and right click.

Identify a new place where you would like your table to be. Right click on this location to open another drop down menu.

Step 4: Click on the Paste option.

From this new drop down menu, click on the Paste option. Your table should appear in this location.


Method 4: Drag the table 

Finally, we will be talking about another really convenient way of moving tables in Google Docs: by dragging them. All you have to do is select your table and drag it. We recommend using either this or the first method as they will save you a lot of time and effort.

Step 1: Select your table.

Go to your table and select it by dragging your cursor across the screen. You will notice that the table is blue when it is selected.

Step 2: Drag the table to a new location.

Identify the new location where you would like your table to be. Then, drag your table to that new location. You should see a blue cursor appear on the screen when you try to insert your table in a new position.


Conclusion 

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

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