Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Changing table properties
If you point to the bottom gridline or border for a table row, the mouse pointer
changes to a resizing pointer, with a double black horizontal bar and up and down
arrows. Drag when you see that pointer to resize the row height. Resizing rows is
not usually necessary, because they will automatically change height when you
change the font size for the text in the row.
If you point to the right gridline or border for a table column, the mouse pointer
changes to a resizing pointer, with a double black vertical bar and left and right
arrows. Drag when you see that pointer to resize the column width.
Double-click the right column border with the resizing pointer to automatically i t the column width to its contents.
In other instances, you might need to be more precise about row and column sizes. For
example, if you have a document such as an annual report or a product quality testing
report, it’s desirable to make column widths fairly consistent to make the report look more
orderly. When that’s the case, you can use the Row and Column tabs in the Table Properties
dialog box to change the size for the selected row or column:
Row tab: Leave Specify height checked, and enter a size in the accompanying text
box. If you want to make the size more permanent, change the Row height is
setting from At least to Exactly. Use the Previous Row and Next Row buttons to move
to other rows to format, and click OK when done.
Column tab: Leave Preferred width checked and enter a specifi c width (Figure 9.14).
Use the Previous Column and Next Column buttons to choose the settings for other
columns as desired, and click OK when fi nished.
FIGURE 9.14
Enter precise row and column heights on the Row and Column tabs.
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