|Q. Is there a way to convert a table in a Word file to just an array of numbers, which I find easier to work with?|
| A. Not only can
you convert a table, but you can turn an array of text or
numbers into a table. Word has a tool that does both—and it’s
nicely automated with a wizard. |
For example, let’s say you have this array of numbers and you want to change it into a table—it could just as well be a couple of words.
54, 44, 90
Highlight the array and click on Table, Convert, producing this screen.
When you click on Text to Table, this screen at right will appear:
Notice that it recognized you needed four columns. Make whatever adjustments you need and click on OK and you’ll produce this table:
When you convert a table to text, you’ll get this screen, giving the option of how you want the text elements separated—by paragraph marks, tabs, commas or something else: