How to Delete a Table from Google Docs

Google Docs makes it easy to create tables and add data to them. But if you have a table that you don’t want or need anymore, then you may want to get rid of it. Use these steps to delete a table from Google Docs.

  1. Open the document with the table.
  2. Click inside a table cell.
  3. Right-click on the selected cell, then choose the Delete Table option.

This guide continues below with additional information and pictures for the steps.

Adding a table in Google Docs is as simply as clicking the Insert tab and specifying the size of table that you want. You can then click inside one of the table cells and start typing to add your data.

But if you are editing a document that has a table, and you decide that you no longer need that table, then you may be struggling to remove it from the document.

Fortunately it’s possible to delete a table in Google Docs by using an option that appears when you right-click inside the table.

Our guide below will show you how to delete a Google Docs table.

How to Remove a Table from a Google Document

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers like Firefox or Edge.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the document with the table to delete.

Step 2: Click inside any of the cells in the table.

click inside a table cell

Step 3: Right-click on the selected cell, then choose the Delete Table option.

how to delete a table in Google Docs

Note that there are some additional options for removing table objects, such as deleting a row or deleting a column.

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