Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Quickly Inserting Table Rows.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 30, 2017)
You already know that you can use the Insert Rows option from the Table menu to insert rows in an existing table, and you can press Enter at the end of a row to insert another row. There is an even faster way to insert rows—especially if you need to insert more than one row. To quickly insert rows in your table, follow these steps:
It is interesting to note that if you are using Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003, once you select at least one row, the Insert Table button changes to the Insert Rows button.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1772) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Quickly Inserting Table Rows.
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