You may discover that you need to learn how to add a row to table in Word 2013 if you are creating one from scratch, only to find that the default table-creation tool only allows you to make an 8 x 8 table. While there are ways to copy and paste data from Excel if you are also working with the data in that program, you can increase the number of rows in a Word 2013 table by using some additional tools that become available after initially creating the table.
Our guide below will show you how to add more rows to a Word 2013 table if the current number of rows in insufficient. You can add these rows either at the end of the table, or above and below current existing rows in the table.
How to Add Additional Rows to a Word 2013 Table
The steps in this article will assume that you have a table in a Word document, and that you wish to add additional rows to that table.
Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Click inside a cell in the row under which you want to start adding rows. I am clicking inside the bottom row of my table because I want to add more rows to the end of the table, but this method can be used for any location in the table where you wish to add more rows.
Step 3: Click the Layout tab under Table Tools at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Insert Below button in the Rows & Columns section of the ribbon. Note that they are additional buttons in that section that you could alternatively use to insert columns in your table, or insert rows above the currently-selected row.
Do you have a table that you are trying to copy and paste into a different document, but the table is extending off the side or bottom of the page? Learn how to make a table fit on one page in Word by using an option called AutoFit. This is a very helpful feature that will save you a lot of frustration when dealing with Word table.
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