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How to convert multiple tables to text in Word?

If there are many tables in the document and you want to convert them to text, how could you get it done quickly? This tutorial will show you some tricky ways to quickly convert multiple tables into text in Word.

Convert tables to text one by one

Convert all tables to text by using VBA

Easily convert multiple tables to text with Kutools


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    bubble Convert tables to text one by one

Office Word provides the function to convert a table to regular text, but it can only apply to one table at a time.

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Step 1: select or place cursor in the table you want to convert;

Step 2: go to Layout tab under Table Tools, and click Convert to Text in Data group;

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Step 3: choose the mark style to separate table cells with;

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Step 4: click OK and Word will convert the table to text;

Step 5: repeat step 1 to step 4 until all the tables are converted;


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    bubble Convert all tables to text by using VBA

VBA can convert all tables of document to text.

Step 1: Press “Alt-F11” to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window;

Step 2: Click Module on the Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

Step 3: Click Run button to apply the VBA.

The VBA code for converting all tables to text:

Sub TablesToText()
Dim tbl As Table
For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables
tbl.ConvertToText
Separator:=wdSeparateByTabs
Next tbl
Set tbl = Nothing
End Sub


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    bubble Easily convert multiple tables to text with Kutools

It’s time-consuming to convert multiple tables to text one by one, and VBA code always provides the one way to separate all tables in document. Kutools can easily convert all the tables from a selection or whole document to regular text. And it uses the same function interface with Word to provide users different ways to separate table cells.

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Click Kutools >> click Table to Text in Table group

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For converting multiple tables of a selection or the whole document, please select a part of document or whole document first, and then apply the utility by clicking Kutools >> Table to Text in Table, and choose the delimiter for the regular text after converting in the Convert Table to Text dialog box.

For more information, please visit: convert multiple tables to text.




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    Scott · 1 years ago
    Thank you for this! it is appreciated!
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    Suresh · 3 years ago
    The correct code as follows:

    Sub TablesToText()
    Dim tbl As Table
    For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables
    tbl.ConvertToText
    Separator = wdSeparateByTabs
    Next tbl
    Set tbl = Nothing
    End Sub
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Tom · 1 years ago
      Thank you. It worked.
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Will · 2 years ago
      Thank you. It works!!
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    cartography · 4 years ago
    Here's a code that works:

    Sub AllTablestoText()
    '
    ' AllTablestoText Macro
    ' Macro created by Jarosław Michalak
    '
    For Each aTable In ActiveDocument.Tables

    aTable.ConvertToText wdSeparateByCommas, True

    Next aTable

    End Sub


    Source: http://howto.wikispaces.umb.edu/Convert+all+tables+to+text
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    Milind Gautam · 5 years ago
    The VBA code isn't working.. when I press F5 for execution, it says "Compile error; syntax error;"
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    Simon · 5 years ago
    I think lines 4 and 5 of the VBA code above should be combined:

    tbl.ConvertToText Separator:=wdSeparateByTabs

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