How to insert and resize a table in Microsoft Word 2016

Inserting tables in word file allows the data to be illustrated in a confined manner. The information contained in a table categorizes a specific meaning to the document. Therefore, it can be understood easily. Besides using tables, we can also include excel spreadsheets in a word document.

Also read:How to insert and use charts in Word 2016

In this article, we’ll follow certain steps on how to insert and resize a table in Microsoft Word 2016:

Step 1:

Type “word 2016” in the Windows Search Bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.


Step 2:

Click on “Insert” tab located at the top left corner of the “Word” window. After clicking, a ribbon toolbar will appear providing numerous options like paging options, tables, illustrations, symbols etc. Click on “Tables”.



Step 3:

After clicking, you can insert a minimum of 1×1 Table up to a maximum of 10×8 Tables. These tables are pre-defined can be seen from the highlighted box in the given screenshot.

If you wish to customize the number of rows & columns, you can click on “Insert Table” and insert the number of rows & columns.

For example, we’ve selected 3×3 Table. To select this, we’ll move the cursor to 3rd row & 3rd column and click on it. As soon as we click, a 3×3 Table will display on the word page.



Step 4:

In order to increase the size of the cells, we’ll click on the “□” (square) icon located at the bottom right corner of the table.



Step 5:

In order to re-define the position of the table, we’ll click & drag the “Four-cornered arrows” icon located at the top of the table.