Changing Text into a Word 2007 Table

By Dan Gookin

Word 2007 makes it easy to organize data into a table. All you need is a tabbed list, and Word converts it instantly to a table, which you can then format the way you want.


1Select the text you want to convert into a table.

It helps if the text is arranged into columns, with each column separated by a tab character.


2Choose Table→Convert Text to Table.

The Convert Text to Table dialog box appears, to assist you in the conversion.

As long as the text you selected is formatted into columns with tabs, there’s no need to modify the settings in the dialog box.


3Click OK.

A table is born.