Re: Merging two tables in Word 2007.

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by David Rodger, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. David Rodger

    David Rodger Guest

    I have found Phil's solution completely effective in MS Word 2010, where I had also experienced terrible problems. But I should add that when I selected the second table I had to do it by pressing SHIFT and CTRL and scrolling down, making sure not to overrun the last cells. If I used the SELECT TABLE option from the Word menu, the resulting merger of the tables was a mess, with the columns not aligned.

    > On Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:58 PM JohnP from Uta wrote:


    > I have two tables (one above the other) with an identical number of columns.
    > Is there a way (in Word 2007) to combine these two different tables into one
    > table?



    >> On Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:41 PM Summer wrote:


    >> Delete the paragraph mark between them.



    >>> On Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:47 AM sta wrote:


    >>> I followed your suggestion but they are still two tables. If you click on
    >>> table icon it only moves one of the tables
    >>> Stanley
    >>>
    >>> "Summer" wrote:



    >>>> On Wednesday, November 07, 2007 7:23 AM Luc wrote:


    >>>> Stan,
    >>>> Select your two tables, go to tables Layout contextual tab, in the table
    >>>> group click Properties button, set the text wrapping to none, now try do
    >>>> delete the paragraph marker.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Luc Sanders
    >>>> MVP - PowerPoint
    >>>> "stan" <> schreef in bericht
    >>>> news:...



    >>>>> On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:04 PM MikeMa wrote:


    >>>>> That doesn't work if Word has decided to split a table in two (or three) just
    >>>>> because you tried to reorder the rows in it. There is no paragraph mark to
    >>>>> delete. You're just left with a non-functioning table - every time you
    >>>>> change a column width for instance you have to change it separately for each
    >>>>> new "portion" of the table, and header rows do not repeat on pages etc.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Of all the moronic new behaviours that have been inexplicably added to
    >>>>> Office 2007, which don't make sense and weren't asked for, this is by far the
    >>>>> worst. I will be going back to Office 2003 as soon as I dig out my CD.
    >>>>> Office 2007 has more bugs than a turmite mound.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> An Angry Customer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Luc" wrote:



    >>>>>> On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:19 PM Summer Marston wrote:


    >>>>>> After struggling with this for about an hour, I finally saved the document in Word 2003 format so I could open it up on another computer in '03 to combine the tables. When I opened in '03, they were joined already. So, I took the original and tried to just save in '03 format, close, and reopened, and they were joined... You can then resave in 2007 if you want, but unless you need the 2007 goodies, I don't see much point. See if that helps you too...



    >>>>>>> On Thursday, March 05, 2009 5:24 PM R wrote:


    >>>>>>> I absolutely agree with MikeMay. This is just one of the many moronic
    >>>>>>> features or non-features of Word 2007. I work in a tech writing environment
    >>>>>>> where working with tables and graphics is a must. Our office just recently
    >>>>>>> transitioned to word 2007. Revising word 2003 or older documents with word
    >>>>>>> 2007 is pure hell! Do the MS word designers even know what they are doing?
    >>>>>>> To paraphrase, it is like inventing a square wheel.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> RG
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "MikeMay" wrote:



    >>>>>>>> On Monday, June 14, 2010 8:41 PM Phill Bagley wrote:


    >>>>>>>> Hi, I know this is a bit late to be replying but I am sure many people like myself have visited this post many times since it was first posted.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> The simple answer to this somewhat painful "feature" is as follows:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> 1. In the preceding table add an additional row to the bottom of the table. You can do this by simply clicking the outside of the last row of the table and hitting <enter>.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> 2.Next select all the rows in the following table (the table you want to merge) and drag and drop them into the last row you just created in the first table.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> All the best.



    >>>>>>>> Submitted via EggHeadCafe
    >>>>>>>> Office Open XML File Formats - Word 2007
    >>>>>>>> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial.../office-open-xml-file-formats--word-2007.aspx
     
    David Rodger, Nov 22, 2010
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  2. David Rodger

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    Joining the tables and then saving as 2003 doc worked. Then I opened the 2003 doc and saved it as a 2007. Wow.....it works but is dumb...
     
    , Nov 13, 2013
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  3. David Rodger

    Stefan Blom Guest

    If you set the Text Wrapping for the tables to "None," merging the tables
    should work fine in either version (no matter which file format you use).

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Joining the tables and then saving as 2003 doc worked. Then I opened the
    > 2003 doc and saved it as a 2007. Wow.....it works but is dumb...
     
    Stefan Blom, Nov 14, 2013
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  4. David Rodger

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Also, note that merging will be easier if you display nonprinting marks
    (using the ¶ button on the Home tab). Then you can see and delete the
    relevant paragraph marks (¶) separating the tables that you want to merge.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    On 2013-11-14 20:56, Stefan Blom wrote:
    > If you set the Text Wrapping for the tables to "None," merging the
    > tables should work fine in either version (no matter which file format
    > you use).
    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Nov 15, 2013
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