How To Delete Columns In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete columns in Google Docs.

How To Delete Columns In Google Docs

Sometimes when working in Google Sheets, you may need to delete a column or multiple columns from a table. This can be helpful if you need to remove unnecessary or redundant data.

Columns may also refer to the columns used for text formatting. We may want to remove column formatting in our Google Docs document.

In this guide, we will show you how to delete columns in Google Sheets. We’ll also explain how to select multiple columns for deletion. We will also cover how to adjust text columns in your document.

How to Remove Columns in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to remove columns in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document that contains a table that you want to delete columns from.

Step 2

Place your cursor on any cell in the column you want to delete. In this example, we want to delete the second column in our 4×4 table.

Right-click on this cell and click the Delete column option.

Step 3

The selected column should now be removed from the table.

Step 4

If you wish to delete two or more adjacent columns, you can use your cursor to select the columns you want to delete.

Right-click on the selection and click the Delete x column option.

Your selected columns should now be deleted from the table.

Step 5

If you want to remove text columns, we’ll need to modify your text formatting options. Select the text that is formatted as columns.

In the example above, we’ve selected text that is formatted as three columns.

Step 6

Click on Format > Columns > More options.

In the Column options dialog box, adjust the Number of columns field. In our example, we’ll change our number of columns from three to just two. Click on Apply to continue.

The selected text should now be formatted with the desired number of columns.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to delete columns in Google Docs.

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