How to add a line in Microsoft Word: 11 steps

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How to add a line in Microsoft Word: 11 steps
How to add a line in Microsoft Word: 11 steps
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When working with tables in Microsoft Word, you can quickly add and remove rows by using the tools on the Layout tab. Rows can be inserted anywhere in the table, not just at the top and bottom. You can also copy and paste existing lines to duplicate content.

To insert a new line in a Word document, press ↵ Enter / ⏎ Return.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: How to add rows to a table

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 1
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 1

Step 1. Select the line above or below which you want to insert a new line

Rows can be added so that they appear above or below the selected row. To add a line below, go to the bottom line. Select any cell in a row or the entire row.

To insert multiple lines at once, select as many lines as you want to add; to do this, hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer over the required number of lines. For example, to insert three new lines, select the three existing lines

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 2
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 2

Step 2. Click on the "Layout" tab

You will find it on the right side of the tab bar (Windows) or next to the Table tab (Mac OS X). It will only appear if the cursor is inside the table.

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 3
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 3

Step 3. Click Insert Above (Windows) or Above (Mac) to insert a line above the selected line

An empty line will be inserted above the selected line (the format of the lines will be the same).

Click Insert Left or Insert Right to insert a column to the left or right of the selected cell

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 4
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 4

Step 4. Click on Insert Bottom (Windows) or Bottom (Mac) to insert a row below the selected row

An empty line will be inserted below the selected line (the format of the lines will be the same).

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 5
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 5

Step 5. Use the Tab ↹ key to quickly add new lines at the end of the table

Place the cursor in the last cell of the table and press Tab ↹ to create a new row. Rows will be added below the last row of the table.

Part 2 of 3: How to Delete Rows

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 6
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 6

Step 1. Select the line or lines you want to delete

Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer over the required number of rows to select multiple rows at once, or simply select one cell in a row.

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 7
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 7

Step 2. Click on the "Layout" tab

You will find it on the right side of the tab bar. It will only appear if the cursor is inside the table.

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 8
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 8

Step 3. Click Delete> Delete Rows

The selected line (or lines) will be deleted. The content of each of the cells in the row will also be deleted.

Part 3 of 3: How to copy and paste strings

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 9
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 9

Step 1. Select the line or lines you want to copy

Be sure to select the entire line, otherwise the copied line will be incomplete. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer over the required number of lines to select one or more lines.

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 10
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 10

Step 2. Right-click on the cell of the row, below which the copied row will be inserted

When you paste the copied line, it will appear below the line you right-clicked on.

Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 11
Add Another Row in Microsoft Word Step 11

Step 3. Select "Insert as New Rows" from the "Insert" option menu

The copied row will be inserted into the table as a new row immediately below the row you right-clicked.

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