Move and Align a Table in Google Docs

The table is a combination of rows and columns. The vertical cells are known as columns, and the horizontal cells are called rows. You can move the table in the same file in Google Docs by different methods. And also, you can change the table and cell alignment from the table properties.

In this tutorial, we will go through the two ways to move and align the table.

Move a Table using Drag and Drop Method

You can move a table in Google Docs by dragging it from one place and dropping it into the new position. Below are steps to do.

  1. First, select the entire cells of the table that you want to move.
  2. After that, drag the cursor to the top-left corner icon of the table.
  3. Hold the left mouse button and drag the table to the new place in the document.

Using Cut and Paste Method

Another way to move a table is to use the cut-and-paste method. This option is quite easy and time-saving compared to the first one.

  1. Select the table you want to move in Google Docs.
  2. Then, right-click on the table and select the Cut option from the pop-up menu.
  3. Next, place your cursor on the point where you want to move this table.
  4. Right-click on it again and select the Paste option.

Note: You can also use shortcut keys for the Cut and Paste option that is Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V. While for Mac users, press Command + X for cut and Command + V for paste.

Align a Table

You can change the position of the table and a cell from the Table properties by the following steps.

  1. Right-click on the table to change the alignment of it.
  2. Now, select the Table properties from the list of options.
  3. The table properties window will appear on the right side of the document.
  4. Click on the table drop-down and set the alignment to left, center, or right.
  5. You can even choose the style of your table, either Inline or wrapped text.

Align a Cell

  1. Select the cell or range of cells to change the alignment.
  2. In the table properties window, click on the Cell drop-down menu.
  3. Finally, from the Cell vertical alignment, change the alignment to top, middle, or bottom.