Creating a table in Microsoft Word is a simple task, especially if the table is basic with limited data. Now, there might come a time when users want to share a table with another person without having to worry about changes being made to it.
The best way to get this done from our point of view is to convert the table to an image, then share it with whomever. Some folks may be wondering if this is even possible by just using Microsoft Word alone, and the answer to that is a huge yes.
Of course, one could simply screenshot the table and be done with it, but where is the fun in that? Too boring, so we won’t even consider it. Still, if you wish to go down that path, then be our guest.
How to convert Table into Picture in Word
To convert a Word Table into an Image or Picture in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Word
- Cut or Copy the Preferred Table
- Use the Paste Special tool
- Edit the image
- Save the picture
1] Open Microsoft Word
To begin, you must open Microsoft Word by either clicking the icon on the Desktop or via the Apps menu.
2] Cut or Copy the Preferred Table
To begin, the user must decide if they want to Cut or Copy the table because this is very important.
- First, you must select the entire table.
- Click on the table handle to highlight the selected table.
- Right-click and choose either Cut or Copy.
Bear in mind that if you want to delete the original table and keep a copy, then select the Cut option.
3] Use the Paste Special tool
In order to create the image, then, users must take advantage of the Paste Special tool found in Microsoft Word.
- Click on the Home tab.
- From there, select the Paste option via the Ribbon.
- You should now see a dropdown menu, so click on Paste Special.
- A small window should now appear.
- From that window, select Picture (Enhanced Metafile).
- Click the OK button.
The table should now appear in your document as an image.
4] Edit the image
When it comes down to editing the image, this is optional. All you have to do is click on the image, then select Picture Format and make the changes from there.
5] Save the picture
Finally, we want to save the table as a picture to fully complete this task once and for all.
- Right-click on the table photo.
- Select Save as Picture from the context menu.
- Add a name then save the picture to your hard drive.
OK, so that’s it. You can now go ahead and share the photo with those who need to have it.
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How do I remove a Table in Microsoft Word but keep the text?
Some folks want to remove a Table in Word but save the text from within it. This is easy, so let us look at how to do it.
- Select the Table in question.
- Navigate to Table Tools or the Layout tab via the Ribbon.
- Click the Convert to Text button, and that’s it.
How do I hide table borders in Word?
When it comes down to hiding table border in Microsoft Word, the user must do the following task:
- Select the preferred table.
- Click on Table Tools via the Ribbon.
- From there, you must select Design.
- Via the Borders button, click the arrow.
- Choose the No Borders option.
Doing so will hide the border for the entire table.
Where is the Table Tools tab in Word?
If you want to find the Table Tools tab on the Ribbon in Word, you must select a Table in your document for it to appear.