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Selection.ConvertToTable Method (Word)

Converts text within a range to a table. Returns the table as a Table object.

expression .ConvertToTable(Separator, NumRows, NumColumns, InitialColumnWidth, Format, ApplyBorders, ApplyShading, ApplyFont, ApplyColor, ApplyHeadingRows, ApplyLastRow, ApplyFirstColumn, ApplyLastColumn, AutoFit, AutoFitBehavior, DefaultTableBehavior)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Separator

Optional

Variant

Specifies the character used to separate text into cells. Can be a character or one of the following WdTableFieldSeparator constant. If this argument is omitted, the value of the DefaultTableSeparator property is used.

NumRows

Optional

Variant

The number of rows in the table. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Word sets the number of rows, based on the contents of the range.

NumColumns

Optional

Variant

The number of columns in the table. If this argument is omitted, Word sets the number of columns, based on the contents of the range.

InitialColumnWidth

Optional

Variant

The initial width of each column, in points. If this argument is omitted, Word calculates and adjusts the column width so that the table stretches from margin to margin.

Format

Optional

Variant

Specifies one of the predefined formats listed in the Table AutoFormat dialog box. Can be one of the WdTableFormat constants.

ApplyBorders

Optional

Variant

True to apply the border properties of the specified format.

ApplyShading

Optional

Variant

True to apply the shading properties of the specified format.

ApplyFont

Optional

Variant

True to apply the font properties of the specified format.

ApplyColor

Optional

Variant

True to apply the color properties of the specified format.

ApplyHeadingRows

Optional

Variant

True to apply the heading-row properties of the specified format.

ApplyLastRow

Optional

Variant

True to apply the last-row properties of the specified format.

ApplyFirstColumn

Optional

Variant

True to apply the first-column properties of the specified format.

ApplyLastColumn

Optional

Variant

True to apply the last-column properties of the specified format.

AutoFit

Optional

Variant

True to decrease the width of the table columns as much as possible without changing the way text wraps in the cells.

AutoFitBehavior

Optional

Variant

Sets the AutoFit rules for how Word sizes a table. Can be one of the following WdAutoFitBehavior constant. If DefaultTableBehavior is wdWord8TableBehavior, this argument is ignored.

DefaultTableBehavior

Optional

Variant

Sets a value that specifies whether Microsoft Word automatically resizes cells in a table to fit the contents (AutoFit). Can be one of the WdDefaultTableBehavior constant.

Return Value

Table

This example inserts text at the insertion point and then converts the comma-delimited text to a table with formatting.

With Selection 
 .Collapse 
 .InsertBefore "one, two, three" 
 .InsertParagraphAfter 
 .InsertAfter "one, two, three" 
 .InsertParagraphAfter 
End With 
Set myTable = Selection.ConvertToTable( _ 
 Separator:=wdSeparateByCommas, _ 
 Format:=wdTableFormatList8)
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