How to Make a Table in Google Docs (Add and Edit Guide)

How to Make a Table in Google Docs

Today, I am going to show you how to make a table in Google Docs in just few steps.

This super easy to follow guide will also let you know that how you can add, edit, and merge columns and rows while creating a table in Google document.

So, let’s check out steps…

Google Docs is one of the best word processor that is being widely used now a days.

It is a web-based service that allows you to share Google documents in real time and let the other person edit too.

A cutting-edge technology for office work, Google Docs comes in different versions for iOS, Android, desktop etc.

Well nobody would deny a well-managed document and with this platform it is possible.

Making your document presentable is possible with a number of ways and today we are going to talk about how to add and edit a table in Google Docs.

Tables are a good way to present your document in a systematic way especially when you are working with numbers in Google Docs.

How to Make a Table in Google Docs (Adding, Editing, and Merging Columns and Rows)

Follow the below steps to understand Google Docs table formatting.

Step 1

Open Google Docs on your device.

Step 2

Now from the top of the page select ‘Insert’ option.

Step 3

Next from the drop-down menu select ‘Table’ option.

Step 4

Here you will see a grid, from that choose the number of rows and columns you want in your document.

Insert Table in Google Docs
Insert table in google docs

How to Add or Delete Columns or Rows in a Table?

Adding rows or columns to an existing table is possible too, follow the below steps to do so.

Step 1

First select a cell in your table from a particular document.

Step 2

Next right click and select either the column or row.

Step 3

Here you will see options like Delete, Insert row above or Insert column to the left.

Step 4

Simply add multiple rows/columns in one go with the help of this method.

Step 5

If you wish to remove a row/column then select the ‘Delete’ option.

Add or Delete Columns and Rows in Google Docs Table

How to Merge Cells in Google Docs?

You can combine two of more cells in an existing table, follow the below steps to do so.

Step 1

First select a cell in your table from a particular document that you wish to merge.

Step 2

Now right click and select the option of ‘Merge Cells’.

Merge Cells in Google Docs Table

If you are not sure about merging then you can undo this decision too by selecting the cell, then right click and choose ‘Unmerge cells’ option.

This will undo the previous option and unmerge the cells in a go.

How to Resize Rows & Columns?

Sometimes to make the tables more presentable, some kind of resizing is necessary.

One of the best ways to do this is by clicking the boarder either row or column and dragging it to resize.

Though if you are not efficient then this can look a tad untidy, but there is another method that you can use.

Follow the below steps to resize rows and columns in Google Docs.

Step 1

First select the rows or the columns that you wish to resize.

Step 2

Now right click on the selected part and you will now see either “Distribute rows” or “Distribute columns” option.

Step 3

Select the particular option and your rows or columns will be resized.


Working on Google Docs is one of the most effective way to be active and share your documents easily with others as well.

Though this word processor is widely used, some things might be confusing.

Go through the above article to understand how to make table a table in Google Docs with advanced editing options.

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