Most savvy Word users know how to convert text to a table and vice versa, but I have received more than one request to show you how to accomplish this task in Word 2007. So for those of you who are in the dark I am writing this article for you!
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select the text that you would like to convert.
Bear in mind that your text should have a common delimeter (separating character) that will convert to columns and rows. Most folks use tabs for this purpose.
- On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table and click Convert Text to Table.
- In the Convert Text to Table dialog box, under Separate text at, click the option for the separator character that is in your text.
- In the Number of columns box, check the number of columns. If you do not see the number of columns that you expect, you may be missing a separator character in one or more lines of text.
To convert a table to text, follow these rules:
- Select the rows or table that you would like to convert to paragraphs.
- Under Table Tools on the Layout tab, in the Data group, click Convert to Text.
- Under Separate text at, click the option for the separator character that you want to use in place of the column boundaries.Rows are separated with Pilcrows (paragraph marks).
- Click OK.
Like magic your conversion is finished!