Merging and splitting tables
One table can be split into two tables, and two tables can be merged into a single table. Tables are split only horizontally (the rows above the split point are put into one table, and the rows below into another).
To split a table:
- Place the cursor in a cell which will be in the top row of the second table after the split (the table splits immediately above the cursor).
- Right-click and select Split Table in the pop-up menu. You can also use Table > Split Table from the menu bar.
- A Split Table dialog box pops up. You can select No heading or an alternative formatting for the heading—the top row(s) of the new table.
- The table is then split into two tables separated by a blank paragraph.
To merge two tables:
- Delete the blank paragraph between the tables. You must use the Delete key (not the Backspace key) to do this.
- Select a cell in the second table.
- Right-click and select Merge Tables in the pop-up menu. You can also use Table > Merge Table from the menu bar.
|| To see clearly where the paragraphs are and to delete them easily, select View > Nonprinting Characters (Ctrl+F10) or click the ¶ button in the Standard toolbar.