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How to combine two or more tables into one in Word document?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-03

In Word, if you have two or more tables needed to be merged into one single table as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly handle it?
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Combine multiple tables into one by dragging

Combine multiple tables into one by Merge table command

Combine multiple tables into one by Shortcuts


Combine multiple tables into one by dragging

You can drag the table to join with another one.

1. Click at anywhere of the table you want to drag, then the cross sign will be appeared.

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2. Then click on this cross sign to select the whole table, and drag it to place near the table you want to join to.
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3. Release the cursor, now the table has been joined to the above one.
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Combine multiple tables into one by Merge table command

Also, you can use the Merge table command in context menu to merge two tables.

1. Click at anywhere of the table you want to drag, then the cross sign will be appeared, then select the cross sign to select the whole table.

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2. Press Ctrl + X to cut the table, then put the cursor at the place of the table you want to insert the cut table, right click to select Merge table from the context menu.
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Now the cut table has been inserted into the table you want.
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Combine multiple tables into one by Shortcuts

The Shortcuts can combine tables too.

Shift + Alt + Up arrow to combine with above table

1. Click on the table you want to drag, then the cross sign will be appeared, then click the cross sign to select the whole table.

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2. Press Shift + Alt + Up arrow until the selected table is joined to above one.
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Shift + Alt + Down arrow to combine with below table

1. Click at anywhere of the table you want to drag, then the cross sign will be appeared, then click the cross sign to select the whole table.

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2. Press Shift + Alt + Down arrow until the table is joined to below one.
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Unfortunately, it doesn't work for complex tables. In the case of the two tables with merged cells, it creates a mess. One table is placed over another.
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None of this works.
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