How to convert Table to Text and Text to Table in Word

A Table is a list of facts and figures arranged in rows and columns, and a text is the words of something written or printed. Suppose a user has a table in their document and wants to convert it into a text or convert a text into a table. Microsoft Word allows you to do both.

What is the Convert function in Word

To change from one form or use to another. In this article, we are going to discuss how to:

Finding the Convert Table to Text and Convert Table to Text

If you do not see the Data Group on your Standard Toolbar in the Layout tab, right-click on your Standard Toolbar, then click Customize the Ribbon; a Word Options dialog box will pop up.

On the right of the Word, Options dialog box, click on Layout, then Create a new group by clicking the New Group Button call it Data or any name you preferred.

How to convert Table to Text in Word

First, highlight the entire table, then go to Layout. On the Layout Window’s left in the Data Group, select Convert to Text, a Convert Table to Text dialog box will appear; select OK, you will see your table turn to the text.

You can also use a Shortcut by highlighting the table and press and leave the Alt Key, and press JLV, the Convert Table to Text dialog box will appear; click OK. This Shortcut also turns your table into a text.

How to convert Text to Table in Word

In this tutorial, we have a list. Highlight the list of words and go to the Layout tab; in the Data Group, select Convert Text to Table, a Convert Text to Table dialog box will pop up, then OK. The text is converted to a table.  You can also find the Convert Text to Table command on the Insert tab by clicking Table and then select  Convert Text to Table .

If you are using a text with a Comma, for instance, Lisa’s Score, 90, 80, 100. Highlight the text, then go to the Layout tab or Table in the Insert tab and click Convert Text to Table. The Convert Text to Table dialog box will pop up. In the section labeled Separate Text at, select Comma then OK.  A table containing Lisa’s score will be created.

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