How to save Table Templates in Word 2013

A Template is a time saving utility. Simply select a template and open it, you find it contains all the styles and formatting you need for a document. For instance, if you have a Word template you can easily create a document with a set of defined style and formats, font styles, colors and more. Thus, it helps in saving both, time and efforts. It may even contain text, headers or any other common information that you do not want to be changed for similar documents. In this post, we learn the method of saving Table Templates in Word 2013 for quicker access.

Save Table Templates in Word 2013

Open a document in Word 2013. Create a table! To do so, select the ‘Insert’ tab from the ribbon interface and choose ‘Table’ option.

Table option

Once done, create a table, select it, switch back to ‘Insert’ tab again and click on the small drop-down arrow residing below the Table icon to display the menu.

Now, from the expanded menu, select ‘Quick Tables’ and from the right-hand section ‘Save selection to Quick Tables Gallery’ presented at the bottom.


You should see a ‘Create New Building Block window’ popping up on your computer screen.

Building Block

Here, give your new table template a name, so you can easily spot it later. If necessary, you can save it to a particular Gallery or Category and add a line of description so that others in the group are made aware how and when to use the table.

When you are done, click OK to save.

Now, to insert the table template in the document, go to the Insert tab -> Table –> Quick Table.

If at any stage, you would like to delete the table template from the list, go to the Table’s menu -> Quick Tables -> Choose the one that you want to delete -> Right-click on it, and select ‘Organize and Delete’.

Table delete option

 Hope you find this tutorial useful!

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