Deleting A Table

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Delete A Table In Word

How To Delete A Table In Word

There is a very quick way to delete a table in Microsoft Word 2010, that doesn't even involve selecting the table first. Place the cursor in a cell in the table and notice that the Table Tools contextual tab appears in the ribbon. Click Layout > Rows & Columns > Delete > Delete Table.

Delete A Table In Microsoft Word

Doing this removes the table from your document.

Another way to delete a table is to first of all select it and then delete it. There are two ways of selecting a table: using commands in the ribbon and using the right click menu. Let's look at using the ribbon first. Place the cursor into any cell in the table and notice that the Table Tools contextual tab appears in the ribbon. Click Layout > Table > Select > Select Table.

Select A Table In Microsoft Word

When you select a whole table, all the cells within are highlighted. Pressing the backspace key now will delete the table, whereas pressing the delete key will simply delete all the contents of the table.

The other way of selecting a table is to right click anywhere in the table > Select > Table, and then proceed as above

Select A Table In Microsoft Word