Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can change the height of rows by dragging a border. You’ll make row 1 (the header
row) taller so it is more prominent.
To change the height of row 1:
1. Position the pointer over the bottom border of the header row. The pointer changes to
2. Press and hold down the Alt key and the mouse button. The row heights are displayed in
the vertical ruler.
3. While holding down the Alt key, drag the pointer down until row 1 is about 0.45 inches
high, then release the mouse button and the Alt key. Notice that the height of the other
rows in the table is not affected by this change. See Figure 3-28.
Trouble? If the Research task pane opens, close it.
Table with narrower columns and a wider heading row
Aligning Text Within Cells
Aligning the text within the cells of a table makes the information easier to read. For
example, aligning a column of numbers or percentages along the right margin helps the
reader to compare the values quickly. At the same time, centering a row of headings
makes a table more visually appealing. You can align text within the active cell the same
way you do other text—with the alignment buttons on the Formatting toolbar. However,
the Alignment buttons on the Tables and Borders toolbar provide more options.
Caitlyn would like you to align the data in the Installation Charge and Monthly Charge
columns along the right side of the columns. The table also would look better with the
headings centered. You’ll begin by selecting and formatting all of columns B and C. For
simple left and right alignment, you can use the Align buttons on the Formatting toolbar.
For more sophisticated options, such as centering text horizontally and vertically in a cell,
use the Align button on the Tables and Borders toolbar.