Word: Adjust Table Columns (Auto-Fit)

Word: Adjust Table Columns (Auto-Fit)

You can manually adjust the width of any table; however, the following tips may allow you to fine-tune your tables with less effort.

To adjust table row and column size:

  1. Click anywhere in the table.
  2. Click the [Layout] tab > locate the "Cell Size" group and choose from of the following options:
    • To fit the columns to the text (or page margins if cells are empty), click [AutoFit] > select "AutoFit Contents."
    • To fit the table to the text, click [AutoFit] > select "AutoFit Window."
    • To keep Word from automatically adjusting your column size, click [AutoFit] > select "Fixed Column Width."
    • To adjust the row height, click the up and down arrows within the "Height" field. 
    • To adjust the column width, click the up and down arrows within the "Width" field. 
    • To make each column the same width, click [Distrubute Columns]. 
    • To make each row the same height, click [Distrubute Rows]. 


Keywords: Microsoft Word, tables, format columns, resize, even, adjust columns

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