How to Add a Row to a Table in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to insert tables into your documents using the Insert tab at the top of the window. But if you find that the table you created needs another row, then you will need to know how to add a row to a table in Google Docs.

At first glance the table system in Google Docs may seem a little simple, but there are actually a handful of different settings and formatting choice available.

One option that can be particularly useful involves the addition of more rows or columns.

It’s fairly common for Google Docs tables to need more cells, as your initial selection of rows and columns may have been lower than you actually needed.

Our guide below will show you how to add another row to your Google Docs table so that you can include the additional information that the table requires.

How to Add a Row to a Table in Google Docs

  1. Open the document.
  2. Click inside a row above or below where you want the new one.
  3. Right-click on the selected cell.
  4. Choose Insert row above or Insert row below.

Our article continues below with additional information on adding rows to a table in Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.

How to Add a Row Inside a Google Docs Table

The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers as well.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the document containing the table you wish to adjust.

Step 2: Click inside a cell in the row that is above or below where you want to add your new row.

click inside a cell

Step 3: Right-click on the selected cell to open the shortcut menu.

Step 4: Choose the Insert row above or Insert row below option.

how to add a row to a table in Google Docs

Note that the shortcut menu also includes a Table properties option. If you open that menu you will be able to change things like the border, as well as minimum column width and row height.

You can also add rows to a table by selecting Format > Table at the top of the window. There you will also find the Insert row above and Insert row below options.

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