Quickly create tables in Microsoft Word

Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

Create tables in Microsoft Word by typing a plus (+) to start the table and tab until you want the table cell or table to end. For example, in the example below we have three + symbols, each separated by a single tab. When you press Enter after the final plus, Word will provide you with an empty table similar to the one below.

+         +         +

Microsoft Word table with two cells

Additional information

  • See our table definition for further information and related links on this term.