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How to convert text to table or vice versa in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-03-26

Have you noticed that when you are composing an email message, some existing texts are needed to be converted to table or vice versa just for some special purpose? And do you know how to achieve this? With this tutorial, you can easily get it done.

Convert text to table in Outlook

Convert table to text in Outlook

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If you have the texts shown as below screenshot and want to convert them to table, you can do as follows.

1. In your editing email window, select the texts that you want to convert to table.

2. Then click Insert > Table > Convert Text to Table. See screenshot:

3. Then a Convert Text to Table dialog pops up. In this dialog, you can:

A: Configure the number of columns or rows under Table Size;

B: Specify the AutoFitbehavior as you need;

C: Specify the symbol which is used in your data to separate under Separate text at section. In this example, my data is separated by commas, so I check Commas option.

4. Click OK to start converting and close the dialog.

After converting, you can see the result as follows:


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Besides convert text to table, you can also convert table to text in Outlook. The following section will show you how to convert table to text.

1. Select the table you want to convert to text in your composing email message, and then click Layout > Convert to Text. See screenshot:

2. In the Convert Table To Text dialog, select a specific mark or configure by yourself to separate the texts under Separate text with. In this case, I configure the β€œ/” mark to separate the texts.

3. Click OK to start converting.

After converting, you can see the result as shown in the follow screenshots.


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