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Deleting Microsoft Word tables

In a Word table, you can easily delete one row or column at a time, or even select a bunch of them to delete, but there’s an easier way to delete an entire table.

Consider the Microsoft Word table below:

Microsoft Word sample table

When you move your mouse pointer over it, a table selection icon appears in the top left corner of the table. It looks like this.

Click this icon. Word highlights the contents of the entire table.

On your keyboard, press the Delete key. The table is gone.