As I am sure you all know by now, Word has a table editor that enables you to create some pretty complex tables. One of the more useful features of that editor is that you can merge adjacent cells. What that means is that the adjacent cells are then treated as a single cell even though they were not created that way. If your cells are in the same row or in the same column follow the steps below:
- Select two or more adjacent cells in the same row or column that you would like to merge.
- In the Table Tools Layout conditional tab of your Ribbon, in the Merge group, click on Merge Cells and your cells will be merged.
You can also merge your cells using the Eraser tool:
- In the Design tab of your Ribbon, look in the Draw Borders group and click on the Eraser Tool which will change your cursor into a small eraser.
- Click your cursor on a line between cells to delete the line and merge the cells. Clicking and dragging your mouse across lines will also delete them.
Click on the Eraser tool on your Ribbon once again or click on your Esc key to turn off the Eraser tool.