Merge Cells: Add the option to merge cells within a table
There is currently no option to merge cells within a table that has been inserted into a Word document in the online version of Word. Can this option please be included?
Thanks to your feedback, Word Online now supports the ability to merge and split cells in tables!
To access these capabilities, simply select cells and right-click to ‘Merge Cells’ or ‘Split Cells’ or access these options through the Table tab.
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They want you to pay for it that's why.
When working in a table in "Word Online," you should be able to "split" cells or the entire table. This feature dates back to the original Word Perfect. Remember Word Perfect. Sure were easier times back then.
Xenia Michael Girdler commented
I was searching how to merge cells in a word doc online and you can't?! Seriously?! What's the point. So So frustrating. Clearly people have been complaining about this for years now?!
merge cells to have titles on tables and shapes to help with diagrams and tables
okay, was just googling how to merge the cells online in word and now i find this WTH
Seriously, back in 2012 people were complaining. It's now late 2017, and still Word Online does not have some of the most basic table formatting abilities. Makes me think Microsoft isn't interested in their online\cloud products. This should especially be concerning for them since products like Chromebooks and Google Docs are becoming more prevalent and full-featured. Come on Microsoft! Get with the times. We have patiently been waiting five years for these little improvements. They make all the difference.
OML, WHY is MERGE CELLS not included with the online version of word. How STUPID & FRUSTRATING this is!! DO IT NOW Please!!
COULD YOU INCLUDE THE MERGE CELL COMMAND , PLEASE?
Agreed! Why wouldn't this feature be available in the Online version too? Frustrating.
really! what's the delay.
Agreed. The merge option needs to be added to Word Online.
Make online just like install, Where is my MERGE TABLES???
+1. When I needed the merge function, it just wasn't there. It should be a basic functionality in Word Online.
This gets my vote.
When opening a document that contains merged cells in a table, the edit function for the table is restricted.
This would be a very useful feature to have.
c b commented
Yes.. this is missing from Inserting a table. Makes for very quick and easy mocking of screens or data or whatever.. an old basic functionality that seems to have been forgotten. Google docs has a nice clean "clutter free" :) interface for that so you get the most useful settings right there.