Unable To Merge Cells In Word 2010 Table – Merge Cells Greyed Out

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    Sometimes you are unable to merge cells in a Microsoft Word 2010 table or the option can be greyed out. If you are unable to merge cells in Word 2010 (perhaps because it’s greyed out), it may be because:

    • Your cells don’t line up properly (noticable only in the print preview). To elaborate, you may find that you are trying to merge a single cell with two merged cells or cell that has been split
    • Alternatively, if you are unable to merge cells it may be because you are using a trial version of Word 2010 that came with your computer
    • Your worksheet may be protected
    • You are trying to merge cells that are part of a table – Select the cells are unable to merge, click the Table Tools tab in the ribbon, in the Design section click Convert to Range and try to merge the cells again
    • Check that the worksheet is not set to shared access on the tab (don’t allow changes from more than one user at a time) or that Track changes isn’t turned on, as sometimes these can prevent you from merging cells

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