Unable to find Convert table to text"


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Should be simple but ...
I have looked carefully along all the options in the menu bar, tried the MS and Google search suggestions
Layout Tab - Data - Convert to text
but I can't find Data, never mind Convert to text.

How do I convert a table to text in Windows 11 and Word 365?
 

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I have been through all of mine and cannot find any reference to Data sorry
 

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I have Noticed that if you highlight the text in the table table tools and table design appear in the ribbon, is this any help or click the symbol on the top right of the table
 
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Should be simple but ...
I have looked carefully along all the options in the menu bar, tried the MS and Google search suggestions
Layout Tab - Data - Convert to text
but I can't find Data, never mind Convert to text.

How do I convert a table to text in Windows 11 and Word 365?
Not sure exactly what you are asking, but you can select the table, and put on clipboard.
Then paste unformatted text on a new line.

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@cereberus There one was an option called table to text which appears not to be available anymore, all searches on the net refer to the older versions
 

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This must be a function (or non-function) of Windows 11. I have converted table to text and text to table many a time in the past, but this is the first time I've tried since upgrading? to 11.
The-Hive - thanks for the suggestion, but not there either.
 

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Thanks Cereberus - that worked. Maybe 25 years of using Word and I had never used that. Just Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V!
@cereberus There one was an option called table to text which appears not to be available anymore, all searches on the net refer to the older versions
I hope it comes back - it was simpler and quicker than Cereberus' solution. Is that new? Having always used Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V before I wouldn't know.
 

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Glad the OP is sorted @cereberus, shame the option has gone it was so much quicker but at least you got him going (y)
 

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but I can't find Data, never mind Convert to text.

How do I convert a table to text in Windows 11 and Word 365?
Windows has nothing to do with it. It's all part of Word.

I think the crucial instruction is the first one here, applicable to all versions of Word from Word 2007 up to Word for Microsoft 365:

Microsoft said:
Word for Microsoft 365 Outlook for Microsoft 365 Word 2021 Outlook 2021 Word 2019 Outlook 2019 Word 2016 Outlook 2016 Word 2013 Outlook 2013 Word 2010 Outlook 2010 Word 2007 Outlook 2007

Convert a table to text​

  1. Select the rows or table you want to convert to text.

The 'convert to text' option only appears when you have selected all or part of a table.

Text selected....

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Table selected....

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Brilliant @Bree I hope the OP is happy, I am as I couldn't find it either (y)
 

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Glad the OP is sorted @cereberus, shame the option has gone it was so much quicker but at least you got him going (y)
I rather dispute you could do it much quicker than cut and paste - I can do that inside 2 seconds.
 

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I find it easier just to move the mouse and click, still we all have our favourite ways of doing things. It was also good to find the feature
 

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Depends where the 'Table' originated from...
I would think Select All>Copy>Paste to be the easiest...

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Nice pic to explain @Edwin I forgot about the paste option to keep text only
 

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Thank you all for your comments. Just to tidy up - Cereberus, I perhaps should not have said quicker. I accept there is probably nothing in it between the two methods. I should have said that after using one system for possibly 30 years or more, it was quicker for me to continue doing so rather than get in the habit of using another one!
Thanks Bree for taking the trouble to get the screenshots that show what I was looking for - but that is what I was looking for and could not find.
I am pleased to see that (for once) it wasn't me! Thanks The-Hive for confirming that.
Finally, thanks to Edwin for the solution.

Apologies for the long thanks, but was dragged up nicely to say thanks to everyone.
 

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... thanks to Edwin for the solution.
Not sure if it's the solution, but, it's the way I've done it since the dawn of time! I've never known another way! :wink:
As long as it works for ya! (y)
 

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Not sure if it's the solution, but, it's the way I've done it since the dawn of time! I've never known another way! :wink:
As long as it works for ya! (y)
I think I've been using the Ctrl-C/V since the days of the Tandy TRS 80 Model 1!
 

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Not sure about MOS20 - what's that?. A colleague and I wrote a system for GPs (UK doctors) based on the TRS80 using LDOS. Written in a mix of BASIC and Assembler.
 

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