How To Move A Table In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to move a table in Google Docs.

How To Move A Table In Google Docs

Tables can be a great way to organize your data in a Google Docs document. However, sometimes you need to move the table to a different part of the document. Since tables work a bit differently from regular text, you may also wonder how to move the alignment of a table in your document.

Fortunately, Google Docs makes it easy to move a table around. In this guide, we will show you how to move a table in Google Docs using the Cut tool and through simple dragging of the cursor. We’ll also cover how to change the alignment settings of an existing table in Google Docs.

How to Move and Align Tables in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to move and align tables in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open up the document that contains the table you wish to move.

In our example above, we have a 5×5 table we want to move so it is placed after the second paragraph.

Step 2

Use your cursor to select the entire table.

Step 3

Use your cursor to drag the Google Docs table to the desired location.

Step 4

Alternatively, we can use the Cut feature to move the table to its desired place. Use your cursor to select the entire table.

Click on Ctrl+X (Windows) or Cmd+X (Mac) to add the entire table to your clipboard. Unlike the Copy command, Cut will also delete the selected table.

Place your cursor on the desired location and hit the keys Ctrl+V (Windows) or Cmd+V (Mac) to paste the selected table.

Your table should now appear in the new location.

Step 5

Instead of moving a table around the document, you may want to move a table in terms of alignment. We can find the alignment options by right-clicking on any cell in the table and selecting Table properties.

Step 6

In the table properties panel, head to Table and select your preferred alignment. By default it is set to left alignment.

You can choose a center alignment for your table.

You may also choose to align your table to the right of your document.

Summary

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

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