Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 3.2
To change the width of columns by dragging the borders:
1. Verify that the table is displayed in Print Layout view, and then click anywhere within the
table. Verify that no part of the table is selected.
2. Move the pointer over the border between columns A and B (in other words, over the right
border of column A, the “Type of Connection” column). The pointer changes to
.
3. Press and hold down the Alt key and the mouse button. The column widths are displayed in
the ruler, as shown in Figure 3-27. (The widths on your computer might differ slightly.)
Trouble? If the Research task pane opens after you perform Step 3, leave it open until
you complete Step 4 and then close it.
Figure 3-27
Column widths displayed in ruler
double-arrow pointer
column A
column widths (yours
might differ slightly)
4. While holding down the Alt key and the mouse button, drag the pointer to the left until
column A is about 1.4 inches wide, and then release the mouse button and the Alt key. As
the width of column A decreases, the width of column B (the Installation Charge column)
increases. The overall width of the table does not change.
Trouble? If you can’t adjust the column width to exactly 1.4 inches, make it as close to
that width as possible.
Now you need to adjust the width of both columns B and C. You could do this by drag-
ging the column border, as you did for column A. But it’s much faster to double-click the
right border of each column.
To change the width of columns B and C:
1. Position the mouse pointer over the right border of column B until the pointer changes to
, and then double-click the right border of column B (the Installation Charge column).
The column shrinks, leaving just enough room for the widest entry in the column (the col-
umn heading “Installation Charge”).
2. Repeat this procedure to adjust the width of column C (the Monthly Charge column). All
three columns in the table are now just wide enough to accommodate the column headings.
 
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