How to Convert Multiple Tables to Text in Word

When dealing with numerous tables in a document that need to be converted to text, there are several efficient methods available. This tutorial presents some clever ways to quickly convert multiple tables into text in Word.

  1. Convert Tables to Text One by One

While Word offers the function to convert individual tables to regular text, it can only be applied to one table at a time.

Step 1: Select or place the cursor within the table you wish to convert.

Step 2: Navigate to the Layout tab under Table Tools, then click “Convert to Text” in the Data group.

Step 3: Choose the desired mark style to separate table cells.

How to Convert Multiple Tables to Text in Word

How to Convert Multiple Tables to Text in Word

Step 4: Click OK, and Word will convert the table to text.

Step 5: Repeat steps 1 to 4 until all tables are converted.

  1. Convert All Tables to Text Using VBA

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) provides a solution to convert all tables in a document to text efficiently.

Step 1: Press “Alt-F11” to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. Step 2: Click on Module in the Insert tab, then copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window. Step 3: Click the Run button to apply the VBA code.

VBA Code for Converting All Tables to Text:

Sub TablesToText()
Dim tbl As Table
For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables
tbl.ConvertToText Separator:=wdSeparateByTabs
Next tbl
Set tbl = Nothing
End Sub
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