How can I convert text into a table format in Word 2007 or 2010?
To convert text into a table the text needs to be in columns using some sort of separator – for example a tab, hyphen, comma or other symbol.
- Highlight the piece of text to be converted into a table format.
- In the Insert ribbon there is a table button.
- Click on the table button and convert text to table.
- A dialog box will appear asking how many columns you want, how you want the text to fit and what are the separators used in your document
- Choose the number of columns required, fixed column width and our document has tabs which are separating the text then click OK.
- Your document will now be in a table format.
- You can now easily convert your table back to text if you need to
- Highlight the table using the table highlight option in the top right corner of the table
- Go to the Table Tools and select the layout ribbon
- In the data group at the end of the ribbon you will find the command convert to text
- The convert to text dialog box will appear. Use the tab option as this will keep your text in similar columns to your table
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