How To Put Two Tables Side By Side In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to put two tables side by side in Google Docs.

How To Put Two Tables Side By Side In Google Docs

Sometimes when creating a document in Google Docs, you may want to put two tables side by side. This can be a useful way to compare two sets of data or to simply save space in your document. For example, you can have two tables showcasing metrics from a previous year and the current year side-by-side, making it easier for the reader to compare metrics between years.

To do this, we can take advantage of the ability to add tables inside existing tables. This feature allows you to use tables as a grid to place different tables alongside each other.

In this guide, we will show you how to put two tables side by side in Google Docs. We will explain how to do this by creating a 2×1 table and placing new tables within each cell.

How to Insert Two Tables Side by Side in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to insert two tables side by side in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open a new blank Google Docs document.

Step 2

In the Insert menu, select the Table option and use the provided grid to create a 2×1 table.

Step 3

A table with 1 row and two columns should now be inserted into your document.

We’ll use the two cells in this table to hold two additional tables side-by-side.

Step 4

While the first cell in the table is selected, create another table of your preferred size.

For this example, let’s create a new 3×3 table.

The table should now be inserted into the first cell of the 2×1 table.

Use the same steps to create another table of your preferred size in the second cell of the 2×1 table.

Step 5

Right-click on the 2×1 table and click Table properties.

In the Table properties panel, expand the Color section and set the table border to 0pt. This will effectively remove the border used in the 2×1 table.

With the original table’s border removed, you will now have two tables placed side by side in your Google Docs document.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to put two tables side by side in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!