Tip of the week # 599
21 March 2020

Quickly insert a row at the end of a table (Word, Outlook and Excel) *

There are various ways to insert rows and columns in a table. Come to think of it, I might list them at some point in a future tip. (Watch this space.) But time and time again I notice people don't know - what I believe is - the fastest way to insert a row at the end of a table, underneath the last row.

Here's how:

  1. Click anywhere in the last cell of the table.
  2. Press TAB.

If you have the total row switched on in a table in Excel, make sure you click in the last cell above the total row.

Simply hold down the TAB key (no need to release it) to add multiple rows.

Finally, I want you to know that I plan to continue to publish my tips during these tricky times. I hope you find them helpful and a welcome respite among all the information about the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Stay safe!

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* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.