How To Merge Cells In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to merge cells in Google Docs.

How To Merge Cells In Google Docs

Do you need to combine multiple cells into one cell in Google Docs? Merging cells allow you to enhance the readability of a table by helping the user understand the hierarchy or organization of information.

It’s also a great way to save space on your page, as you can combine multiple cells into one. In this guide, we will show you how to easily merge cells in Google Docs. We will also show you how to unmerge cells if needed. Our sample spreadsheet will show a sample table of cells merged vertically and merged horizontally.

How To Merge Cells In a Google Docs Table

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

Step 1

First, insert a table in your document. You can find this option by selecting Insert > Table then using your cursor to choose the size of your table.

Step 2

Once a table has been inserted in your document, select the range you want to merge.

Step 3

Right-click on your selection and click the Merge cells option.

Step 4

The selected cells should now be merged into a single cell.

Merged cells allow you to create visually-appealing tables and give your table a sense of organization.

We can also merge multiple cells vertically, as seen below.

Step 5

To unmerge, right-click on the merged cell and select the Unmerge cells option.

Step 6

When unmerging, the cell’s value will be placed in the top-left-most cell of the selection.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to merge cells in Google Docs.

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