How To Edit A Table On Google Docs

In my last article, we added an empty table to Google Docs. Now, if you want to edit a table, add an extra row or column, style a table, etc., this article can help you learn those steps.

How To Edit A Table On Google Docs

Let’s discuss the quick steps to add a row to a table in Google Docs.

How To Add A Row To A Table On Google Docs

  1. Right-click on any of the cells on the table, then select Insert row above to insert a row above that cell or row, or select Insert row below to insert a row below that cell or row.
how to add a row to a table in google docs

How To Add A Column To A Table On Google Docs

In the same way, you can add an extra column to a table on Google Docs by following the instructions below.

  1. Right-click on any of the cells on the table, then select Insert column left to insert a column left into that cell or column. Select Insert column right to insert a column right into that cell or column.
How To Add A Column To A Table On Google Docs

How To Delete A Row In A Table On Google Docs

You can easily delete a row in a table on Google Docs by following the below instructions.

  • You need to right-click on a cell of a row that you want to delete, and then if you want to delete a row, click on the Delete row option.
How To Delete A Row In A Table On Google Docs

How To Resize Rows And Columns In A Table On Google Docs

While working with a table on Google Docs, you might face a requirement where you are not happy with the row or column size. In that case, you can easily resize the rows or columns in a table on Google Docs using the instructions below.

  1. Open your Google Doc and locate the table where you want to resize the rows or columns.
  2. The next step is, just need to move the mouse cursor on the grid line of the table row or the column.
  3. Now, the moment you notice that your mouse cursor looks like a two-sided arrow, as shown below, you need to click on the row or column and drag it to reach your preferred size.
How To Resize Rows And Columns In A Table On Google Docs

This is How To Resize Rows And Columns In A Table On Google Docs.

Style A Cell In A Table On Google Docs

Well, let’s discuss How to style a cell in a table on Google Docs. The style might be border color, background color, Border dash, Border Width, etc. Follow the below steps to apply the style to a cell in a table on Google Docs.

  1. Open your Google Doc and locate the table where you want to style the cell.
  2. Select the specific cells where you want to apply the styles.> Click on the appropriate style buttons from the toolbar, such as the Background color, Border color, Border Width, Border Dash, etc., as highlighted below.
Style A Cell In A Table On Google Docs
  • Background color

Check out How to fill a table with color in Google Docs.

  • Border Color

If you want to change the Border Color of the selected cells, click on the Border Color dropdown and select the appropriate color, as highlighted below.

I have selected green here; you can see below that the green color border has successfully applied to the cell border.

How to Change Border color of a cell in a table on Google Docs
  • Border Width

Now, if you want to change the Border width of the selected cells, you can select all the cells, Click on the Border Width dropdown, and select the appropriate width you are looking for, as shown below.

I have selected the border width as 3pt, and you can see below the changes have been applied to the selected successfully.

How to Change Border width of a cell in a table on Google Docs
  • Border Dash

If you want to change the Border dash of the selected cells, you can select all the cells, Click on the Border dash dropdown, and select the appropriate dash style, as shown below.

The selected Border dash style has been applied successfully.

How to Change Border dash of a cell in a table on Google Docs

Conclusion

This is how to edit a table in Google Docs. Thanks for reading this article.