How to Edit a Table in Word 2007

By K.C. Winslow

A table in Microsoft Word can organize numeric or textual information. Microsoft Word 2007 includes the "Table Tools" menu, which appears on the ribbon at the top of the screen when you activate a table. You can use the function's "Layout" tab to edit the table by adding or deleting cells, rows and columns.

Step 1

Click on the table. The "Table Tools" menu appears on the right end of the ribbon. Press the "Layout" tab.

Step 2

Add a cell to a single, horizontal row by clicking the cell to the right of the spot where you want the new cell. Press the small arrow in the lower right corner of the "Rows & Columns" menu. Click "Shift cells right" and press "OK."

Step 3

Delete a cell on a single, horizontal row by clicking on its left edge to select it. Press the "Delete" icon and select "Delete Cells." Click "Shift cells right" and press "OK."

Step 4

Add a row or column by clicking on a cell adjacent to where you want to add the row or column. Click "Insert Above" or "Insert Below" to add a row. Click "Insert Right" or "Insert Left" to add a column.

Step 5

Delete a row or column by clicking on a cell in the row or column you want to delete. Press the "Delete" icon and select "Delete Columns" or "Delete Rows."

Step 6

Edit data within the table by placing the cursor to the right of the data you want to change in an individual cell. Press the "Delete" key to erase old information, then type new data.