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Is it really not possible to merge cells with Google Docs Document?

I have a table like this:

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| A | B | C |
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| D |   E   |
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Is this possible with Google Docs Document?

I also tried to do table nesting, but then I'm unable to remove padding so it looks terrible.

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  • Are you talking about Google Spreadsheets?
    – Senseful
    Oct 4, 2010 at 21:43
  • No, "Google Docs Documents" and not Google Docs Spreadsheets.
    – grm
    Oct 4, 2010 at 21:58

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It is now possible to merge cells in Google Documents, just like how you would do it in Microsoft Word.

From the support page:

You can combine or split the cells of a table in a document or a presentation.

Merge cells

  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Highlight the cells of a table that you want to combine.
  3. Open the Table menu.
  4. Select Merge cells.

Unmerge cells

  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Highlight the cells of a table that you want to unmerge.
  3. Open the Table menu.
  4. Select Unmerge cells.
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The short answer is no.
Here is a group post discussing it: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs/thread?tid=7a3c0586722d7c40&hl=en

You could edit the HTML directly but I believe this is only available in the "older" version of the Google Docs editor.

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