If you are looking for how to paste an Excel table into Word fit to a page, then you are in the right place. Using Excel and Word simultaneously is a common thing in our working sector. Sometimes, we need to use Excel tables but need to apply those in Microsoft Word. In this article, we’ll try to discuss how to paste an Excel table into Word fit to page.
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Steps to Paste Excel Table into Word Fit to Page
Pasting an Excel table into Word is a very easy task. We just need to follow some simple steps.
1. Creating Excel Table
The simplest method to paste an Excel table into a Word file is to paste it as plain text. To do this, we have to create a table first in Excel.
So, firstly, open a new Excel worksheet.
Secondly, create a table like this.
Here, we have column headers as Machine Model, Launching Year, Color, Agency, Price.
We’ll now paste it to a Word file.
2. Copying and Pasting the Table to Word File
To work in the Word file, firstly, select the table containing cells of B4:F13.
Secondly, right click the selected cells > choose Copy.
We can also copy by clicking CTRL + C.
Thirdly, open a new Microsoft Word file.
Fourthly, go to Home of the Word file > select Paste.
Or, we can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + V to paste.
Eventually, we’ll see that the table is pasted to the Word file like this.
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3. Fitting Table to Page
After pasting the Excel table into the Word file, our main task is to fit the table into the Word page. Because without fitting the table, it will be tough to use.
So, firstly, select the table.
Secondly, go to Layout (Table Layout) > Select AutoFit > choose AutoFit Contents or AutoFit Window.
Consequently, our table will be fit to the page like this.
Note: A major drawback of this method is that it will provide a static solution where you can change any data in your Excel but that doesn’t affect the table in Word format.
How to Put an Excel Table into a Pre-Made Table in Word
We can paste an Excel table into a pre-made table in Word easily. The main difference between pasting into a pre-made table and pasting as normal text is that in the pre-made table if we change any data in an Excel table, it will automatically change the table into Word.
To show this procedure, firstly, we need to open a Word file.
Secondly, go to Insert > select Table > choose Insert Table.
Eventually, an Insert Table window will appear.
Thirdly, fix the Number of columns and Number of rows in the Table Size box. In this case, it is 5 and 10 respectively.
Fourthly, click OK.
A table will be made in the Word file like this.
Fifthly, select the whole cells of the table in Excel > right-click > choose Copy.
Sixthly, in the Word file, go to Home > select Paste > choose Paste Special
A Paste Special window will appear.
Seventhly, choose Unformatted Unicode Text > click OK.
Eventually, the table as output will be like this.
How to Insert Excel Table into Word with Formulas
When we have a table in Excel with formulas, we can also paste it into the Word file. The procedure is pretty much similar to the previous one. We just need to change the way a little. Although there are a couple of methods to do this, we will discuss the easier one.
Suppose in the following dataset, we have column headers of Machine Model, Quantity, Unit Price and Total Price.
In the Total Price column, the outputs are the multiplication of Quantity and Unit Price. For example, in the E5 cell, the formula is.
Here, C5 and D5 refer to the first Quantity and Unit Price.
Similarly, all the values in the E Column hold a formula.
We have created the table like the following figure containing the dataset.
Now, we need to paste this table with formulas into the Word file.
So, firstly, select the cells > right-click > choose Copy.
Secondly, in the Word file, go to Home > click Paste > choose Paste Special.
In the Paste Special window, choose Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object > select Paste > click OK.
Eventually, the table will be pasted into the Word file.
Things to Remember
If we don’t create a table in the Excel file by selecting cells and then going to Insert > Table, while pasting in the Word file, in the Paste Special window we won’t have enough options to choose from. So, we have to create the table in the Excel dataset first.
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