How to Convert a Table to Text in Microsoft Word

In Brief...

As you can convert text to tables, you can also convert tables to text in Microsoft Word. Just follow these four steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Instructions

  1. Select the table.
  2. From the Table Tools Layout tab in the Data group, select Convert to Text.
    Convert to Text

  3. In the Convert Table to Text dialog box, set how you want to separate the text and click OK.
    Convert Table to Text Dialog Box

  4. The table is converted to text.
    Converted Table

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, CampaignBase.com and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.

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