Create a keyboard shortcut to insert a table row (Word 2003 / 2007)

January 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Neither Word 2003 nor Word 2007 comes with a keyboard shortcut to insert a table row above an existing row. However, you can create your own keyboard shortcut for this function. To set up a key combination that will insert a table row above the current cursor position**, do the following:

Word 2003

Click the Tools menu, Customize, then click the “Keyboard” button.

When the Customize Keyboard dialog appears, locate “Categories:” on the left-hand side of the dialog, scroll down if necessary, and click to select “Table.” Then on the right-hand side, under “Commands,” scroll down and click to select TableInsertRowAbove.**

Click to position the cursor in the “Press new shortcut key” box and then press any key combination you like, such as Alt Insert – the key combination that inserts a table row above the current row in WordPerfect. If the key combination is already assigned to another feature or function, Word will so indicate (see “Currently assigned to,” a little more than halfway down the dialog box). You can choose to override the existing assignment or select a different key combination.

When you have inserted the key combination you want, the “Assign” button will become active, and you can click it. Then Close/OK out of the dialog box.

Word 2007

Either click the Office Button, Word Options, Customize or right-click the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and click Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

Then, navigate to “Keyboard Shortcuts” in the lower left-hand side of the Word Options screen and click the “Customize” button.

When the Customize Keyboard dialog appears, locate “Categories:” on the left-hand side of the dialog, scroll down if necessary, and click to select “Table Tools, Layout Tab.” Then on the right-hand side, under “Commands,” scroll down and click to select TableInsertRowAbove.**

Click to position the cursor in the “Press new shortcut key” box and then press any key combination you like, such as Alt Insert – the key combination that inserts a table row above the current row in WordPerfect. If the key combination is already assigned to another feature or function, Word will so indicate (see “Currently assigned to,” a little more than halfway down the dialog box). You can choose to override the existing assignment or select a different key combination.

When you have inserted the key combination you want, the “Assign” button will become active, and you can click it. Then Close/OK out of the dialog box.

Now you can insert a new table row with just a couple of keystrokes!

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**To insert a table row below the cursor position, use the TableInsertRowBelow command instead.

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