Truly speaking, Ms Word doesn’t have a feature to transpose a table. However, there are a couple of different tricks by which you can transpose a Word table. One of the quickest way is by using a Macro. Though looks like quite a task however, if you are someone who frequently transpose a table then this could be of great time saver.
Steps to transpose table using Macro
- Place the cursor anywhere in the Ms Word Table
- Save and run the following Macro (you can assign keyboard shortcut or button to it)
Public Sub Transpose() 'Variables Dim NewTable As Table Dim SourceTable As Table Dim TableRange As Range Dim TableAsArray() As String 'Will contain the table text in memory Dim RowDataAsArray() As String Dim RowCount As Long, ColumnCount As Long Dim SourceTableStyle As Style Dim i As Long, j As Long 'Loop Counters 'If cursor is not in a table, exit macro If Not Selection.Information(wdWithInTable) Then MsgBox "Cursor should be in a table" Exit Sub End If Set SourceTable = Selection.Tables(1) RowCount = SourceTable.Rows.Count ColumnCount = SourceTable.Columns.Count Set SourceTableStyle = SourceTable.Style 'Redefine array as a two dimensional array with exact row and column count ReDim TableAsArray(1 To RowCount, 1 To ColumnCount) For i = 1 To RowCount RowDataAsArray = Split(Expression:=SourceTable.Rows(i).Range.Text, _ Delimiter:=vbCr) For j = 1 To ColumnCount 'Last item in RowDataAsArray is vbCr, thus j - 1 to ignore that TableAsArray(i, j) = RowDataAsArray(j - 1) Next j Next Set TableRange = SourceTable.Range TableRange.Collapse wdCollapseEnd SourceTable.Delete 'Creating a new table Set NewTable = TableRange.Tables.Add(TableRange, ColumnCount, RowCount) 'Fill data in the new table For i = 1 To RowCount For j = 1 To ColumnCount NewTable.Rows(j).Cells(i).Range.Text = TableAsArray(i, j) Next Next 'Applying style to the new table NewTable.Style = SourceTableStyle End Sub