Deleting a table in Microsoft Word can be done using different methods on Windows, Mac, and the online version. Here are the steps for each platform:

On Windows:

  1. Place the Cursor Inside the Table:
    • Click anywhere inside the table you want to delete.
  2. Use the Ribbon:
    • Navigate to the “Layout” or “Table Tools Design” tab in the Ribbon.
    • Look for an option like “Delete” or “Delete Table.”
    • Choose “Delete Table” to remove the entire table.
  3. Use the Right-Click Context Menu:
    • Right-click anywhere inside the table.
    • Select “Delete” from the context menu.
    • Choose “Table” to delete the entire table.

On Mac:

  1. Place the Cursor Inside the Table:
    • Click anywhere inside the table you want to delete.
  2. Use the Ribbon:
    • On Mac, the layout may be slightly different, but you can find the “Layout” or “Table Tools Design” tab.
    • Look for an option like “Delete” or “Delete Table.”
    • Choose “Delete Table” to remove the entire table.
  3. Use the Right-Click Context Menu:
    • Right-click anywhere inside the table.
    • Select “Delete” from the context menu.
    • Choose “Table” to delete the entire table.

Online (Microsoft 365 or Word Online):

  1. Place the Cursor Inside the Table:
    • Click anywhere inside the table you want to delete.
  2. Use the Ribbon:
    • In the online version, you will find options in the Ribbon at the top.
    • Navigate to the “Layout” or “Table Tools Design” tab.
    • Look for an option like “Delete” or “Delete Table.”
    • Choose “Delete Table” to remove the entire table.
  3. Use the Right-Click Context Menu:
    • Right-click anywhere inside the table.
    • Select “Delete” from the context menu.
    • Choose “Table” to delete the entire table.

Important Note:

  • The steps might vary slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Word you are using, and the exact options may be located in different tabs on the Ribbon.
  • If you only want to delete part of the table (rows or columns), use the options like “Delete Rows” or “Delete Columns” instead of “Delete Table.”

Always make sure to double-check your document after making changes to ensure that the desired content is removed without affecting the rest of your document.

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