How to Merge Cells in a Table in Microsoft Word

In Brief...

It's easy to merge cells in the tables you add to Microsoft Word documents.

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


  1. Select the cells you want to merge (by pressing Shift and clicking).

  2. From the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Merge group, select Merge Cells.
    Merge Cells

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