How to select table elements

To edit, you must highlight the entire table or its individual elements. The adjacent elements it is most convenient to select with the mouse. Place the cursor in the desired location, hold the left mouse button and drag the mouse in the horizontal or vertical direction. If you want to edit cells, columns or rows that each other are not contiguous, select one group of elements, hold down the Ctrl key and select another group..

To select a single column or row, place the cursor in one of their cells. In the menu item "table" under "Select" click the desired item. Similarly, you can mark an entire table or an individual cell.

If you are using Word 2010, under "Working with tables" tab "table Layout" and click the icon "table". Under "Select" select Quick selection of a group of cells.

How to add rows, columns, and cells

In Word 2003, select the cursor in the cell next to it should be a new row, column or cell. In the menu item "table" under "Insert" select the desired element and method of insertion.

In Word 2010, click the right mouse button on the desired cell and on the shortcut menu, click Paste.

How to delete a table and its elements

Select the items you want to delete, or the entire table. If you are using Word 2003, the menu "table" in the "Remove" choose the desired command. To delete an entire table you must click on "Select" in the menu "table".

In Word 2010 the "Delete" button located in the tab "Layout" in the section "Working with tables". Select the element and the method of its removal.

If you want to delete the contents of the table, select it with the mouse and press Delete. In the same way are cleared rows, columns and cells.

How to change column width and row height

Move the cursor to the border of the column or row whose size you want to change. When the pointer changes to two arrows directed in different directions, hold the left mouse button and drag the mouse border in the desired direction.

Working with cells

If you want to split an individual cell into rows and columns, click the right mouse button. In Word 2003, click the "Split cells" and specify the desired number of columns and rows. In Word 2010 this task is performed by the command "Split cells".

If you want to merge several cells into one, select adjacent cells, click them, right click and select in context menu "Merge cells".

You can select horizontal or vertical arrangement of the text in the cell. Click on the cell, right click, then "text Direction" drop-down menu. In the "Orientation" window direction, specify the desired location.