Merging Cells in Word 2010 - Microsoft Word

What is Merging Cells in Word 2010?

In this section, we will talk over how to merge table cells in Word 2010. Microsoft Word lets the merging of two or more cells to create one big cell. You will often need to merge columns of the top row to build the title of the table. You can merge cells either row-wise or column-wise, fairly you cannot merge cells crosswise. This section will explain you how to merge multiple rows or columns.

Merging Cells

The resulting steps will help you merge table cells in a Word document.

Step 1 − Get your mouse pointer position inside the first cell that you want to merge. Currently press the Shift key and click the cells around the cell which you want to merge into the first cell. This will highlight the cells which you click and they will be ready to be merged.
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Step 2 − Currently click the Layout tab and then click the Merge Cells button which will merge all the selected cells.
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Once merging the cells, all the content of the cells will be twisted which you can fix later as you like. For instance, you can change the merged cells text into title or some extra explanation. For instance, let us have center-aligned and bigger font text as follows on top of the table.

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