- It is easy to reduce or increase row
heights. You can also make columns wider
or narrower. You can use 'drag and drop'
techniques using the mouse or you can set exact heights or widths using the Table Properties dialog box.
the mouse to adjust column width or row height.
Move the mouse pointer within the table until it is over the vertical edge of
one of the columns. The shape of the
mouse pointer changes to a shape made up of two small vertical lines with
arrows pointing out horizontally. When
the mouse pointer changes, depress the mouse button and move the mouse to the
left or right as required. When you
release the mouse button the width of the column will be altered.
You can use the same technique to adjust the row height, but this time move the
mouse pointer to the horizontal edge of any row, and then drag and drop the
edge as required.
Experiment with adjusting row heights and columns widths using this method.
- Adjusting column width or row height using
Select the row (or rows) that you wish to change the height of. Right click
over the selected row(s) and from the popup menu displayed select the Table Properties command. This will display the Table Properties dialog box.
Select the Row tab within
this dialog box, as illustrated.
Click on the Specify height check
box. Use the Up or Down controls to
set the exact row height and then in the 'Row
height is' section, select 'Exactly'.
NOTE: You can use the Previous Row and Next Row button to set each row in the table to a different height
as required. When you have finished
click on the OK button to close the
You can set exact column widths using the same method, but you need to select
the Column tab within the dialog
box. You can use the Previous Column and Next Column buttons to adjust each
column width within the table.
- Modifying the table width.
Right click on the table and from the popup menu displayed select the AutoFit command. You can select options as required to
automatically resize the table.
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