You can split a table in word into two or more tables.

The reason might be to have smaller tables or to add some text between two or more tables.

Whatever be the case, below are steps to help you split or divide a table.

Video Illsutrating how to split a Table in word
  • Click anywhere in the row that you want as the first row of the next table. In the example below, we want the oil row (6th row) to become the first row of the second table.
How to split a table in word

When you click in the row you want as the first row of the next table, you should see two new tabs on the ribbon: The Design tab and the Layout tab. These two tabs are categorized as Table Tools. Only when you click inside the table will you be able to see these tools.

See the illustration below:

How to split a table in word
  • Go to Table Tools > Layout > Merge > Split Table.
How to split a table in word

Click on the Layout tab, in the Merge group, click Split Table to divide the table into two parts.

See illustration below:

How to split a table in word

As you can see, the table splits into two different tables.

Note: The row you select before the split will become the first row of the second table.

How to split a table in word

Note: If you are dealing with a very long table, you can split it into as many small tables as you want, provided there are still multiple rows in the table you want to split further.

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