InsertCells Method

Adds cells to an existing table. The number of cells inserted is equal to the number of cells in the selection.

Note  You can also insert cells by using the Add method of the Cells object.


expression Required. An expression that returns a Selection object.


Can be one of the following WdInsertCells constants.

Constant Description
wdInsertCellsEntireColumn Inserts an entire column to the left of the column that contains the selection.
wdInsertCellsEntireRow Inserts an entire row above the row that contains the selection.
wdInsertCellsShiftDown Inserts new cells above the selected cells.
wdInsertCellsShiftRight Insert new cells to the left of the selected cells.


This example inserts new cells to the left of the selected cells, and then it surrounds the selected cells with a red, single-line border.

If Selection.Cells.Count >= 1 Then
    Selection.InsertCells ShiftCells:=wdInsertCellsShiftRight
    For Each aBorder In Selection.Borders
        aBorder.LineStyle = wdLineStyleSingle
        aBorder.ColorIndex = wdRed
    Next aBorder
End If

Applies to | Selection Object

See Also | Add Method | InsertColumns Method | InsertRows Method