Microsoft Office Word Training Tip 4: How can I convert text into a table format?

Before you can 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.

This is how you do it:

• 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, specify the fixed column width or leave it at ‘auto’ and tick on the appropriate ‘Separate text’ box.

• Your document will now be in a table format.

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