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.

How can I convert text into a table format in Word 2007 or 2010?

  • 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.

How can I convert text into a table format in Word 2007 or 2010?

  • 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

How can I convert text into a table format in Word 2007 or 2010?

  •  The convert to text dialog box will appear.  Use the tab option as this will keep your text in similar columns to your table

How can I convert text into a table format in Word 2007 or 2010?

This is how to convert text into a Word table and a Word table back into text. If you want to learn more about Word then take a look at our Word Training Courses.

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