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How to Quickly Move a Row in a Word 2013 Table

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Have you created a long table in Word only to discover that the rows need to be rearranged? Luckily, it’s very easy to move rows up and down within a table using an easy keystroke combination.

Put the cursor in any cell in the row you want to move and press Shift + Alt + Up arrow or Shift + Alt + Down arrow to move the row up or down.

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The row moves and is highlighted.

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You can also use this same trick on paragraphs to move them up and down. Put the cursor in a paragraph and press Shift + Alt + Up arrow or Shift + Alt + Down arrow to move the paragraph up or down. The paragraph moves and is highlighted, just like the table row.

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You can also do the same thing to items in a bulleted or numbered list.

Lori Kaufman is a freelance technical writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

  • Published 07/3/13

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