Tricks with tables in Word

August 30, 2008

To quickly duplicate a table cell in Word:

  • Copy the cell or its contents, select the range of target cells, then Paste. All the selected cells are filled with the contents of the cell you copied.
  • And to go even further, you can select non-adjacent cells using Ctrl+click, then paste the copied cell’s contents into all the selected cells, no matter where they are in the table.

(These tricks work in Word 2003, and possibly in earlier versions.)

[This article was first published in the December 2004 CyberText Newsletter; link last checked December 2007]

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