Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Table Layout and Design
When you split cells, specify how many rows and columns you want to create.
Horizontal splits or splits where you start by selecting multiple rows or columns are often
harder to control. The trick is to make sure that items are horizontally displayed and
separated either by at least two spaces or by a tab (press Ctrl+Tab to insert a tab inside a table).
It can still be tedious, but it’s a bit more direct than using the dialog box, and you have
more control and precision.
When you’re using a table to lay out a ﬁ fill-in form, cell measurements sometimes have to
be precise, especially when you’re trying to align a Word document with preprinted forms.
When cell height and width need to be controlled precisely, click the Table Row Height or
Table Column Width boxes in the Cell Size group on the Layout tab, shown in Figure 9.20.
Note that cell height cannot vary for any cell within any given row.