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.
- Click on the table you want to remove. This action also will trigger an exclusive menu for managing the table.
- Go to the Table Tools > Layout menu.
- Click Convert to Text.
- Select the separator type between text, then click OK. Feel free to test which one is best for you.
- The table is now removed and the text still there.
- Microsoft Word
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 the content.
4 thoughts on “How to Remove Table without Deleting Text in Microsoft Word”
With your tip for how to delete tables while keeping the text, you just saved me three hours of tedious work. Thank you so much!
This method does not work.
My Word 2016 Layout menu does not give the the options illustrated above.
Excellent — brief and clear. Life saver! Thank you.
Know how to do on IOS????