How to Remove a Table in Word 2007


You've created a table, but then you've decided you don't need it. You may want to just delete the entire table, or remove the table format but keep the text. In either case, this is easily done in Microsoft Word 2007.

Delete the Table

  • Open the document that has the table that you would like to remove. Do this in Word 2007 by clicking on "Office button > Open".

  • Hover your mouse pointer over the table until the move handle appears. The move handle looks like a cross made from two double-sided arrows.

  • Click the move handle to select the entire table.

  • Delete the table. Click on "Layout" under the "Table Tools" group of tabs. Click on "Delete" and then "Table".

Remove Table but Keep Text

  • Select the table in your Word document that you would like convert to text. You can select the document by doing steps 2 and 3 above.

  • Click on the "Layout" table in the "Table Tools" group of tabs. Click on "Convert to Text" under the "Data" section.

  • Select the separator character option you want under the "Separate text with" section of the "Convert to Text" dialog box. This is what will be placed between each column and row of text. For instance, if you choose "Tab," then the text will be formatted as if you type in the text and hit the "Tab" key between each group of text.

  • Click "OK". The table will be removed but you will still have your text.

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