Merging Table Cells
Merging table cells combines adjacent cells into one, eliminating the borders so that
they behave as a single cell.
To merge table cells:
Select a group of two or more adjacent table cells. The group of cells you choose must
form a rectangle, and they must be all body cells, all header cells, or all footer cells.
Do either of the following:
Choose Format > Table > Merge Cells.
Click Inspector in the toolbar and click the Table inspector button. Click Table in the
Table inspector, and then choose Merge Cells from the Edit Rows & Columns pop-
To unmerge cells that have previously been merged:
Choose Format > Table > and deselect Merge Cells.
Deselect Merge Cells in the Edit Rows & Columns pop-up menu in the Table pane of
the Table inspector.
Here is what happens to cell content when you merge cells:
Merging horizontally contiguous cells containing only text or a mixture of text,
numbers, formatted values, and formulas joins the content from all the original cells
as text separated by tabs.
Merging vertically contiguous cells containing only text or a mixture of text,
numbers, formatted values, and formulas joins the content from all the cells as text
separated by carriage returns.
When you merge column cells, the cell background takes on the image or color that
was in the topmost cell.
When you merge row cells, the cell background takes on the image or color that
was in the leftmost cell.
When a cell containing text, a number, a formula, or a cell format is merged with an
empty cell, the new cell retains the content of the non-empty cell.
When a cell containing a number format is merged with an empty cell, the new cell
retains the number format.
To learn about the suite of functions and formulas available in iWork, and how to use
them, see the iWork Formulas and Functions User Guide or help (choose Help > “iWork
Formulas and Functions Help”).