Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Table after deleting row
row containing information
about T1 removed from table
3. Save your work.
Word provides a variety of ways to enhance the appearance of the tables you create. You
can alter the width of the columns and the height of the rows, or change the alignment of
text within the cells or the alignment of the table between the document’s left and right
margins. You can change the appearance of the table borders, and add a shaded back-
ground. You can format an entire table at once using the Table AutoFormat command on
the Table menu. (You’ll have a chance to practice using this command in the Case
Problems at the end of this tutorial.) In general, however, making formatting changes indi-
vidually (using the mouse pointer along with various toolbar buttons and menu com-
mands) gives you more options and more flexibility.
Changing Column Width and Row Height
Sometimes you’ll want to adjust the column widths in a table to make the text easier to
read. If you want to specify an exact width for a column, you should use the Table
Properties command on the Table menu. However, it’s usually easiest to drag the column’s
right border to a new position. Alternately, you can double-click a column border to make
the column width adjust automatically to accommodate the widest entry in the column.
The columns in the table you have been working with are too wide for the information
they contain. You’ll change these widths by dragging the column borders, using the ruler
as a guide. Keep in mind that to change the width of a column, you need to drag the col-
umn’s right border.