How to Add a Table to an Email in Gmail

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Compose a New Email: Open Gmail and click on the “Compose” button to start composing a new email.
  2. Open the Insert Drawing Tool: In the formatting toolbar at the bottom of the new email window, click on the “Insert drawing” icon. It looks like a square with a pen.
  3. Create the Table: The “Insert Drawing” window will open. Click on the “Table” icon in the toolbar at the top of the window (it looks like a grid). A drop-down menu will appear.
  4. Select Table Size: Choose the number of rows and columns you want for your table in the drop-down menu. Click on the desired table size, and the table will be inserted into the drawing canvas.
  5. Adjust Table Size (Optional): If needed, you can resize the table by clicking and dragging its corners or edges.
  6. Add Content to the Table: Click inside a cell to add text or other content. You can also adjust the font size, text alignment, and other formatting options using the toolbar at the top of the drawing window.
  7. Save and Insert the Drawing: Once you have finished creating the table, click on the “Save and Close” button at the bottom of the drawing window.
  8. Send the Email: Your table will now be inserted into the email. You can continue composing your email or add more content as needed.

Please note that this method creates an image of the table, so the table won’t be editable within the email. If you need to make changes to the table later, you’ll have to recreate the entire table in the “Insert Drawing” tool.

While this workaround allows you to add a table to your Gmail email, it may not be as flexible as using a dedicated email client or word processing software with built-in table creation features. If you frequently work with tables in your emails, you may consider using a third-party email client that offers more advanced table creation options.

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