How to Remove Table without Deleting Text in Microsoft Word

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Time Needed : 1 minutes

It sucks when we have to remove a table but still need the text inside it. Fortunately, in Microsoft Word, you can remove the table while without deleting its content so you could use it as a normal text. Here's how to do that.

  1. Click on the table you want to remove. This action also will trigger an exclusive menu for managing the table.

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  2. Go to the Table Tools > Layout menu.

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  3. Click Convert to Text.

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  4. Select the separator type between text, then click OK. Feel free to test which one is best for you.

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  5. The table is now removed and the text still there.

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Tools
  • Microsoft Word
Materials
  • Text
  • Table

This method reportedly works on Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and 365. However, the aforementioned feature should be available on older versions of Word as well.

Another way to remove the table while maintaining the text is by copying the text and paste as a text. That way, the table will not be included when pasting.

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