delete a table without deleting contents

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by cazo, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. cazo

    cazo Guest

    i want to keep the contents of the table but every time i delete the table my
    info goes with it. please help! how do i delete the table/cells without
    deleting the contents thanks!
    cazo, Feb 21, 2008
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    Jay Freedman Guest

    In Word 2003 or earlier, when the cursor is in the table, click Table >
    Convert > Table to Text. In the dialog, choose what character you want to
    use to separate items from cells in the same row (rows are always separated
    from each other by paragraph marks).

    In Word 2007, when the cursor is in the table, choose the Layout tab under
    Table Tools, and click the Convert To Text button in the Data group at the
    far right end of the ribbon. That opens the same dialog.

    Jay Freedman
    Microsoft Word MVP
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    Jay Freedman, Feb 21, 2008
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    Peter A Guest

    Use the menu command Table-Convert-Table to Text. In Word 2007 it is
    something different but I am sure the same functionality is there.
    Peter A, Feb 21, 2008
  4. cazo


    For Windows 2007,
    1. Select the Table.
    2. Click Layout tab.
    3. In the Data section, click 'convert to text'.
    4. A dialog box appears ['Convert table to text'].
    5. Select other and specify a space in the text box next to it.
    6. Click ok.
    , Jul 20, 2012
  5. cazo


    This was of great help, thanks very much!
    , Nov 7, 2012
  6. cazo


    better way just select the table --> goto design --> select NO BORDERS
    , Apr 25, 2013
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