Create Two Tables Side By Side In Word

Do you need to create two separate tables that are side by side? The solution is simple. Create two column sections within the document and create one table within each column.

To accomplish this in Word 2007:

  1. Within your Word document, click Page Layout.
  2. Within the Page Setup group, click Breaks. Under Section Breaks, select one of the available options.
  3. Within the Page Setup group, click columns and then click Two.
  4. Click within the first column.
  5. Click Insert and click Tables within the Tables group.
  6. Select the number of rows and columns for the table.
  7. Move to the second column and repeat steps 5 and 6.

You now have two independent tables that are side by side.

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  • Stan

    Is this telling me one can’t ‘draw’ a table in Word 2007?
    They crippled it?

    In Word 2002 and many previous versions I can click Table > Draw Table and a Tables and Borders toolbar pops up (that I can just ignore). The curser changes to a pencil and I just draw the table I need, as many as you can fit across a page.
    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7783/3xwordtable.jpg

  • Luciana

    Thanks a lot!!!

    You really helped me Diana, didn’t know what to do without you! Would spend the whole night and the rest of the week trying to figure it out!!
    ;-)) God Bless

  • Mike

    This only works if the table do not span a page. How do you put two tables side-by-side across multiple pages?

  • Aaron

    Thanks for the tip, works great!