Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Changing table properties
shown in Figure 9.13. To have this fl exibility, change the Text wrapping setting in the Table
tab of the Table Properties dialog box to Around. Dragging a table into a new position using
the table move handle automatically changes the Text wrapping setting from None to Around.
FIGURE 9.13
Wrap text around tables for a more integrated appearance.
Clicking the Positioning button opens a Table Positioning dialog box. You can choose
Horizontal and Vertical Position settings, and set the Distance from surrounding text for
each side of the table. The Move with Text option controls whether the table’s vertical
position is governed by the paragraph to which it is anchored. If Move with Text is enabled, the
vertical position can be relative to only paragraph. Use this setting if the paragraph’s
content and the table’s content are interrelated so that the table would not make sense except
when near that paragraph. This often is the setting you want for research reports.
Turn off Move with Text if the location of the table is not logically tied to a particular
paragraph. This setting might be more in keeping with the design of a brochure or a newsletter
in which the table’s contents are relevant to the entire document and should appear in a
particular location for aesthetic reasons.
When you paste a table with Ctrl+V or the Paste button in the Clipboard group of the Home tab, you can click the
Paste Options button and choose a format for the pasted table.
Sizing a table, row, or column
Word tables feature several kinds of handles and mouse pointers that enable you to
manipulate and select cells, rows, columns, and entire tables, for example:
If you point to the lower-right corner of a table, the mouse pointer changes to a
two-headed diagonal arrow. Drag it to resize the table.
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