Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Inserting or Deleting Rows and Columns
FIGURE 8.6
To resize a table, drag a selection handle on its frame.
Side handle
Double-headed mouse
pointer over a side handle
Corner handle
If you drag when the mouse pointer is over any other part of the frame, so that the mouse pointer becomes a four-
headed arrow, you move the table rather than resize it.
To maintain the aspect ratio (height to width ratio) for the table as you resize it, hold
down the Shift key as you drag a corner of the frame. If maintaining the aspect ratio is not
critical, you can drag either a corner or a side.
All of the rows and columns maintain their spacing proportionally to one another as you
resize them. However, when a table contains text that would no longer fi t if its row and
column were shrunken proportionally with the rest of the table, the row height does not
shrink fully; it shrinks as much as it can while still displaying the text. The column width
does shrink proportionally, regardless of cell content.
You can also specify an exact size for the overall table frame by using the Table Size group
on the Table Tools Layout tab, as shown in Figure 8.7. From there you can enter Height and
Width values. To maintain the aspect ratio, select the Lock Aspect Ratio check box before
you change either the Height or Width setting.
Inserting or Deleting Rows and Columns
Here’s an easy way to create a new row at the bottom of the table: Position the insertion
point in the bottom-right cell and press Tab. Need something more complicated than that?
 
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