Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a Business Letter
to table contents
Click AutoFit Contents
on the AutoFit menu, so
that Word automatically
adjusts the widths of
the columns based on
the text in the table
(Figure 3– 64).
table resize handle
Figure 3– 64
Can I resize columns manually?
Yes, you can drag a column boundary , the border to the right of a column, until the column
is the desired width. Similarly, you can resize a row by dragging the row boundary , the
border at the bottom of a row, until the row is the desired height. You also can resize the
entire table by dragging the table resize handle , which is a small square that appears when
you point to a corner of the table (shown in Figure 3– 63).
1. Right-click table, point
to AutoFit on shortcut
menu, click AutoFit to
2. Double-click column
Selecting Table Contents
When working with tables, you may need to select the contents of cells, rows,
columns, or the entire table. Table 3– 4 identii es ways to select various items in a table.
Resizing Table Columns
To change the width of a
column or height of a row
to an exact measurement,
hold down the ALT key
while dragging markers on
the ruler. Or, enter values
in the Table Column Width
or Table Row Height text
boxes (Table Tools Layout
tab | Cell Size group).
Table 3– 4 Selecting Items in a Table
Item to Select
Point to left edge of cell and click when the mouse pointer changes to a small solid
upward angled pointing arrow.
Or, position insertion point in cell, click Select button (Table Tools Layout tab | Table
group), and then click Select Cell on the Select menu.
Point to border at top of column and click when the mouse pointer changes to a small
solid downward-pointing arrow.
Or, position insertion point in column, click Select button (Table Tools Layout tab | Table
group), and then click Select Column on the Select menu.
Point to the left of the row and click when mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing
Or, position insertion point in row, click Select button (Table Tools Layout tab | Table
group), and then click Select Row on the Select menu.
Multiple cells, rows,
or columns adjacent to
Drag through cells, rows, or columns.
Multiple cells, rows, or
columns not adjacent
to one another
Select i rst cell, row, or column (as described above) and then hold down CTRL key while
selecting next cell, row, or column.
Press TAB key.
Tab Character in Tables
In a table, the TAB key
advances the insertion point
from one cell to the next.
To insert a tab character
in a cell, you must press
CTRL + TAB .
Press SHIFT + TAB .
Point somewhere in table and then click table move handle that appears in upper-left
corner of table.
Or, position insertion point in table, click Select button (Table Tools Layout tab | Table
group), and then click Select Table on the Select menu.