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How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Date:2019-7-29 Author:Cordelia

In the process of working with Microsoft Word, you may encounter various situations and need to meet all kinds of requirements. In this post I'll talk about two of them – removing a table but keep the content, and vice versa.

1. Remove the Table

In this situation, you can simply remove the borders and don't need to do anything to the content.

First, select the whole table.

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Switch to Home tab, click the small triangle beside Borders in Paragraph section.

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Select No Border in the list.

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Now you can't see the borders anymore (but the table still exist in essence).

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

2. Remove the Content

If you want to keep the table but don't need the content in it. It's very easy as well.

First, select all the content in the table. You can do it by clicking the small icon on the upper left of the table or dragging your cursor inside of the table to select all the content manually (don't go beyond the scope of the table otherwise you can't keep the borders either).

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Then press Delete on your keyboard, all the content inside the table will be removed immediately.

How to Remove the Table but Keep the Content, or Vice Versa?

Note: Don't press Backspace at this point otherwise the whole table including the borders will be deleted.

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