How to Add a Row to a Table in Google Docs

Use these steps to add rows to a table in Google Docs.

  1. Open the document.

    Go to to access Google Drive.

  2. Click in the row above or below where you wish to add a new row.

    You can add rows above or below the selected row.

  3. Right-click on the selected cell.

  4. Choose “Insert row above” or “Insert row below”.

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When you initially create a table in a document, you may have an idea of what that table’s data will entail. Unfortunately you may discover than you need to add more data, or that you would like to include a header row that you had forgotten about. Perhaps you even need to make your document wider and add some more columns.

While certain settings in your document will be easier to fix than some, such as when you need to change Google Docs line spacing, other options can be a little difficult to find.

Fortunately you don’t need to delete the existing table and re-create it, as Google Docs provides some tools that allow you to modify a table’s layout. Our tutorial below will show you how to add a row either above or below an existing row in Google Docs.

How to Insert an Additional Row in a Google Docs Table (Old method)

The steps in this section were for an older version of Google Docs. These steps no longer apply.

The steps in this article assume that you already have a table in your Google Docs document, and that you wish to include an additional row in that table. If you don’t already have a table, you can see how to insert a table in Google Docs, which you can then add an additional row to by following the steps below.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the document containing the table to which you want to add an additional row.

Step 2: Click inside the table so that it is active. If there is already data in the table and you want to add the row to a specific location in the table, then click in a row that is either above or below the location where you want the new row.

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Step 3: Select the Table tab at the top of the window, then click the Insert row above or the Insert row below option, based on whichever option you need.

how to add a row to a table in google docs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a table in Google Docs?

Select where you want the table, then click the Insert tab at the top of the window, choose the Table option, then select the number of rows and columns for the table.

How do I add columns to a table in Google Docs?

Click inside a cell next to where you wish to add rows, then right-click on the selected cell and choose the Insert column left or Insert column right option.

How do I delete rows or columns in Google Docs?

Click inside a cell in the row or column you wish to delete, then right-click on the cell and choose the Delete row or Delete column option.

How do I change column width or row height in Google Docs?

Right-click on the table and choose Table properties, then adjust the Column width and Minimum row height settings as needed.

Is there formatting in part of your document that you would like to remove? Find out how to clear formatting in Google Docs and remove all of the different format settings at once, rather than removing each of them individually.

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