How to Add a Table to a Document in Google Docs


Tables and grid layouts like those in Microsoft Excel are popular for organizing and displaying data. It makes a lot of information much easier to read, as the structure of the data and its uniformity can help to eliminate confusion that can occur from data in a different layout.

While this type of table is most commonly seen in spreadsheets, it is beneficial in documents, too. Fortunately you can create tables in Google Docs, thereby offering the option to formulate data in that manner if your document calls for it.

 

How to Insert a Google Docs Table

The steps in this article will show you how to create a table in Google Docs. You will be able to specify the size of the table as you add it, but you will be able to add or remove columns or rows later if you find that the initial table layout didn’t meet your needs.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the document into which you would like to add a table.

 

Step 2: Position your mouse cursor at the point in the document where you want the table to go.

select location for google docs table

 

 

Step 3: Select the Insert tab at the top of the window.

how to add table to google docs

 

 

Step 4: Choose the Table option, then specify the number of rows and columns that you want the table to have. my table in the picture below will have 4 rows and 4 columns.

how to insert table in google docs

 

 

Most of the options for modifying the table layout are found under the Table tab at the top of the window. Note that you are able to make other changes to the table as well. For example, you can specify the vertical alignment of the data in your table if you don’t like the way that it currently looks.

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