In a Word 2007 document, users can easily convert text to a table. One of the key actions is to use the separator symbol to properly separate the text. Word 2007 recognizes common delimiters, such as paragraph marks (for creating table rows), tabs, and commas (for creating table columns). For example, for multiple paragraphs of text that have only paragraph marks, Word 2007 can convert it to a single, multiple-row table, and for text with multiple tabs or commas in the same text paragraph, Word 2007 converts it to a single, multiple-column table, including multiple paragraphs, Text with more than one separator can be converted to a table with multiple rows and columns.
The steps to convert text to a table in Word 2007 are described below:
Step 1th, open the Word 2007 document, add paragraph marks and delimiters for the text you want to convert to a table (the most common comma delimiter is recommended, and the comma must be an English half-width comma), and select all the text of the table that you need to convert, as shown in the figure.
To add a separator to Word 2007 text
Tip: If different paragraphs contain different delimiters, Word 2007 creates different columns for different rows based on the number of delimiters.
Step 2nd, click the Table button in the table group in the Word 2007 Insert Ribbon, and select the Convert Text to Table command in the Open Table menu, as shown in the figure.
Select Word 2007 Convert text to Table command
Step 3rd, open the Word 2007 Convert Text to Table dialog box. The number of columns in the conversion generation table appears in the Number of columns edit box, if the number is 1 (and should actually be more than one column), the delimiter is not used correctly (the Chinese comma may be used), and you need to return the steps above to modify the separator. In the AutoFit action area, you can select the fixed column width, adjust table by content, or adjust table by window selection box to set the width of the table columns that the transformation generates. In the text separator area, automatically select the separator used in the text, if it is not correct, you can select it again. Set Finish Click OK, as shown in the figure.
Word 2007 Convert Text to Table dialog box
The transformation generated table is shown in the figure.
Word 2007 Text Transformation-generated table