Resize rows and columns by dragging the borders

Tables

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On Premises

You have several options for resizing table columns, depending on whether you select a border directly in the table or a column marker in the topic ruler. When you resize columns from the ruler, additional options (such as holding down the SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT keys) can be used to refine your choices.

Rremember that:

  • Table columns will be the same width in your published outputs as they appear in the Editor. Author sets table cell margins at 0.11 cm.

Note: When using the Tahoma font, Word 2007 renders some letters wider than Author sets them. This can cause the text to wrap within tables.

  • In your printed output, the left margin of the table will match the paragraph directly above the table. Consider choosing a different style for that paragraph, with the left margin setting that you want.
  • Changing the row height has no effect on WinHelp or HTML outputs. To increase the row height in those output formats, you should instead modify the spacing of the styles used in the table.

To change column width from the table:

  1. Position your cursor over the column border so that the cursor changes to a Tables - Resizing Column Pointer pointer.
  2. Click and drag the border until the column is the desired width.
  3. Save your changes.

The height of individual table rows also can be resized directly in the table. Adjusting row height affects the overall height of the table.

To change row height from the table:

  1. Position your cursor over the row border so that the cursor changes to a Tables - Resize Row Pointer pointer.
  2. Click and drag the border until the row is the desired height.
  3. Save your changes.