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After 1/2 hour of googling to no avail, I am ready to ask this here: As the title says, what is the hotkey for adding/removing rows in an already existing table in Google Docs?

It seems excessively tedious to just keep going through the menu and adding rows one by one.

  • Dear readers: Please note that this question is about Google Docs (a text processor, similar to Microsoft Word), not about Google Sheets (a spreadsheet app, similar to Microsoft Excel). If you are looking a Q/A about the last question checkout Shortcut to insert new row in Google Spreadsheets? – Rubén Jan 31 '19 at 13:59
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Pressing Tab when the cursor is at the rightmost of the bottom row automatically adds a new row below it. It's quite handy if you don't know how many rows you need in advance and require them as you type along.

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Short answer

There isn't Summary of answer: Use Left Alt + O to open the Format menu, then the keys shown underlined or parenthesis enclosed.

Explanation

Keyboard shortcuts are shown in menus, contextual menus and by (on Windows) pressing Ctrl + /

The above doesn't show a keyboard shortcut to insert rows on Google Docs documents but there is a keyboard sequence that could be used to do that. Just look to the menu for underlined letters or keys shown parenthesis enclosed.

Suggested action

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  • Wow, ok. Fail on googles part! >< – TheGrapeBeyond Aug 9 '18 at 17:56
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if you are with Chrome browser:

  • press LEFTALT + O + 2 + B for adding row below
  • or press LEFTALT + O + 2 + A for adding row above
  • press LEFTALT + O + 2 + E for deleting a row

if you are with an alternative browser:

  • press LEFTALT + SHIFT + O + 2 + B for adding row below
  • or press LEFTALT + SHIFT + O + 2 + A for adding row above
  • press LEFTALT + SHIFT + O + 2 + E for deleting a row

NOTE: 2 not NUM2

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    Usually a + is used to say that the keys should be pressed at the same time. I don't know if there a standard notation to use for keyboard pressing steps, but maybe a comma as it means pause, could be better than + On the first bullet, left alt and O keys should be pressed simultaneously, but once the Format menu is open then they could be released. – Rubén Aug 10 '18 at 15:27
  • @Rubén agreed, but it works even if pressed like presented – user0 Aug 10 '18 at 15:32
  • I'm sorry if appeared that I was saying that the key sequences doesn't work, that was not my intention. Do you see yourself pressing five keys at the same time to insert a row? I don't see myself doing that :) – Rubén Aug 10 '18 at 15:36
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You can add a new row once (from the menu), then repeat the action by pressing CMD + Y:

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Right click and select 'insert row below'. Press Ctrl + Y to add multiple rows

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Another option I just discovered: if you want to add/remove multiple rows, highlight the desired number of rows and use the menu as normal:

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  • This question is about Google Docs (similar to Microsoft Word), not about Google Sheets. Maybe the question that you are looking for es Shortcut to insert new row in Google Spreadsheets? – Rubén Jan 31 '19 at 13:55
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    Yep, that was it :/ posted on the wrong question. Thanks. – flim Jun 7 '19 at 22:47

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