Inserting and Sizing a Table

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Inserting a Table

To create a table, place your cursor in the desired location, click the Insert button on the Edit tab, and select Table. A table with five columns and ten rows is automatically inserted. Click anywhere on the table to activate the row and column indicators.

Resizing a Table

To resize your entire table, click on the Table Options icon in the upper left-hand corner of your table as shown below and choose Select Table. Now you can resize the table by clicking and dragging between rows or columns.

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To resize specific rows or columns, select the desired rows or columns in the table and right-click to access Table Properties. To change the number of rows or columns in your table, right-click on a chosen row or column to access insert and delete options.

To change the size of a column or row to an exact width or height, click on the appropriate letter or number at the beginning of the column or row. Right-click and select Column Properties or Row Properties from the pop-up menu. Change the size and click Apply.

To change the previous or next column or row, use the arrows in the dialog box. You can change multiple columns or rows at once if you have more than one selected, including non-contiguous columns or rows.

To change the size of multiple rows or columns, select them in your table and then choose Table Properties from the right-click menu. The size you set will apply to all selected row and columns.

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You can also set your table rows to automatically adjust their height to fit cell contents. From your document properties, click the Preferences tab and choose Enable Auto-Size. This will cause all current and future tables to expand rows to display all cell content.

NOTE: The auto-size feature must enabled for your account. If you do not see this option, contact your CSM to discuss enabling it.