Delete a Word table but keep its contents
To remove a table but keep its contents:

  1. Click somewhere in the table
  2. On the Table Tools Layout tab in the Data group towards the very right end of the Ribbon, click on the Convert to Text button
  3. A dialog box appears asking you how you want to separate the text in the table.  Go with the default selection of Tabs if you want the text to look the same way it does in the table.  Choose Paragraph Marks to put the content of each on a separate line in your document.
  4. Click on OK.

I think this is one of those features you may not use often but when you need it, it can be a real time saver.

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