Sometimes information displayed in a table can be more easily understood. If you have a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers, it makes sense to create a table with three columns to present your information. But what if you have already entered information in paragraph format? Microsoft Word allows you to convert text from paragraphs into a table.
When you convert text to a table, Word looks for specific characters that serve as column separators. Characters that commonly serve as column separators include paragraphs, tabs, and commas.
- Select the table you want to convert.
- Click the Table Tools Layout tab.
- In the Data group, click the Convert to Text button.
- Select an option to separate the text with.
- Click OK.