How to insert a table in Word?

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August 17, 2014
How to insert a table in Word?

Word program of Microsoft Office is designed to create, edit and design text. Word, among other things, gives the user the ability to insert a table into the text. In this article, you will learn how to insert a table in Word. The easiest way is to create a table right in the document and fill it in there. You will find material on how to do this in the article How to make a table in Word.

But quite often users are faced with the need to include in the text some kind of mathematical calculations. For these purposes, Excel is much more suitable for the same Microsoft Office suite. With the help of special tools in Excel, you can make the most complicated calculations. And in order not to reprint the results later manually, it will be enough just to insert the Excel table in Word. To do this, do the following:

  1. Select and copy a spreadsheet from Excel using the standard hot key combination “CTRL + C”.
  2. Go to Word, put the cursor on the right place for the table.
  3. Paste the copied piece using the "CTRL + V" key combination. The table is inserted in the usual format.If necessary, you can immediately change some of the insertion parameters by moving the cursor to the lower right corner of the table.

Another important point is that you can insert a table so that all further changes to Excel are reflected in Word. This is very useful if there are several tables, or if they contain data that must be periodically changed. To link a table in Word and Excel, you need to:

  1. Select and copy a spreadsheet from Excel using the standard hot key combination “CTRL + C”.
  2. Go to Word, put the cursor on the right place for the table.
  3. Instead of the usual insert, on the Home tab of the Insert menu, select the Special Tab function.
  4. A window will appear in front of you in which you will need to select “Link”.
  5. In the column "How to:" select "Sheet Microsoft Excel (object)".

As a result, any changes in the copied spreadsheet in Excel will be displayed in Word. The table data can be updated forcibly by right-clicking on the table and selecting the "Update Link" function.

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