If you’re like me, you can hack Google Docs to do almost everything that it should do, but doesn’t do.
That includes – or, did include – making a table that has a variable number of cells in each row.
Let’s say you have a rubric where most rows require just 2 options – 0 points or 1 point – and then you have a row where you need three options – 2, 1, or 0 points. Well, in the past, the hack was to make each row have 3 columns for those options, but in all of the 1 point rows, merge them together. It worked, but it certainly wasn’t elegant.
Well, now we don’t need that hack – You can now split table cells into any number of rows and columns.
1 cell in a table can have multiple rows and columns. This works for the example that I gave, but you can likely find a ton of other reasons you might use this! Maybe you need subheadings underneath your headings… you need to add units into a table… or you need to add some information with an asterisk. Now you can. Just right-click the cell > click Split cell > enter the number of rows and columns you want > and click Split. Voila!
This is available in all Google accounts, even free ones.
[GIF Source: https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2022/10/split-table-cells-in-google-docs.html ]