Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this.

When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are inserted before and after the table. How can I remove these blank lines? or create a layout similar to the one shown in the picture below (without the extra lines in first column)

Nested table in Google Docs

I have tried playing around with cell padding and minimum row height in table properties but found no solution.


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As far as I know it's not possible to remove the line before and after the nested table. The good "news" are that now is possible to merge cells.

Add and edit tables - Docs editors Help
Merge cells and wrap text - Docs editors Help

  • How does merging help?
    – anon
    Dec 11, 2015 at 4:12

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