How to recover the table auto-expand feature in Excel?

While working on a table in the worksheet, the table will be auto-expanded by default when new data entered at the bottom of the table. But, sometimes, you will find that the table will not be expanded automatically as following screenshot shown. What’s the problem? How could you return the table auto-expand feature back in Excel as you want?

Recover the table auto-expand feature in Excel

Recover the table auto-expand feature in Excel

To solve this problem, you may need to go to the Excel Options to finish some configurations, please do as this:

1. Click File > Options to go to the Excel Options dialog box, then click Proofing in the left pane, and then click AutoCorrect Options button, see screenshot:

2. In the popped out AutoCorrect dialog box, click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, and then check Include new rows and columns in table under the Apply as you work section, and then check Fill formulas in tables to create calculated columns from the Automatically as you work section, see screenshot:

3. Then click OK > OK to close the dialogs, and now, when you enter new data at the bottom of the table, it will be auto expanded normally.

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Fellipe · 10 months ago
    Mas e no caso de campos da tabela que precisam ser protegidos com fórmulas, para que o usuário não exclua as informações de algumas células da tabela?
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Anthony J. Martin · 1 years ago
    If you follow these steps and it still doesn't work for you. Look for a hidden column next to your table. I had that happen to me and I had to delete some text out of some cells in that hidden column. After that, it worked again!
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Alan Elebe · 4 months ago
      All my thanks to you, I really appreciate how you fixed my problem.
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      James · 1 years ago
      This fixed my issue - thanks!
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Edilson · 1 years ago
    Ufa...Salvou-me! Obrigado.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Valentim Raposo · 1 years ago
    Este artigo fez o meu dia. Muito Muito Obrigado!!!