How To Make A Table In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a table in google docs.

How To Make A Table In Google Docs

Making a table in Google Docs is a great way to organize and display information in an easy-to-read format. A table can be used to showcase data in an organized way, such as a list of products and their prices, or a list of tasks and their assignees.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a table in Google Docs. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step, and show you how to add and delete rows and columns, define headers, and sort by specific columns.

How to Add a Table in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to add a table in google docs.

Step 1

First, open a new or existing document where you want to place a table.

Step 2

Next, click on Insert > Table to access the grid that will determine the number of rows and columns in your table.

Step 3

Hover your mouse over the appropriate cell to choose your preferred table size. In the table below, we’ve selected a 3×3 table size.

Click on the cell to add the table to your document.

Step 4

You should now have an empty table in your document.

Step 5

You can drag the borders between columns to change the column width.

We can also drag the borders between rows to change the row heights.

Step 6

You can right-click on any cell to access the Insert options. You can choose to insert a row above or below the current row. Or you can choose to insert a column to the left or right of the current column.

Hovering over the cell will also reveal similar icons.

Step 7

We can right-click on a cell in a specific row to find the option to delete that row. We can also use the same method to delete a specific column.

Step 8

Google Docs tables are also able to be sorted by a specific column.

In this example, we’ve sorted our names column alphabetically.

We can pin a header row to prevent it from moving when adding a sort.

In the example below, we’ve pinned the first row o keep the values from moving around when sorting our values.

Step 9

Google Docs also comes with table templates. Click on Insert > Table > Table templates to see the list of available options.

Currently, Google Docs offers templates for common project management workflows such as a product roadmap and review tracker.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to make a table in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this example document to test it out on your own.