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Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

Date:2020-12-25 Author:Sandra

When we insert the table in Microsoft Word, we need to adjust the table size to fit the text. I guess you must adjust the table this way.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

This efficiency will be very slow. So this tutorial would talk about tricks for adjusting tables, and save your time.

Trick 1: Shortcut Key

If you want to adjust the column width of the table, you can use different shortcut keys to achieve quick adjustment.

a) Press Ctrl Key

When using the mouse to adjust the column width of the table, you can press the Ctrl key at the same time. This step will cause the right part of the table to be automatically adjusted evenly.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

b) Press Shift Key

When using the mouse to adjust the column width of the table, you can press the Shift key at the same time. This step will only change the left column width, while the right column width remains the same.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

Trick 2: Use Mouse

If you want to adjust the size of the table, you can also use the mouse to quickly complete it.

a) Adjust whole table size

Place the mouse on the hollow square in the lower right corner of the table. When the mouse cursor changes to a two-way arrow mark, press and hold the left mouse button and drag it to change the size of the entire table.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

b) Adjust the Size of Cell

Place the mouse cursor on the table line on the left side of the cell, when the cursor turns into a black solid arrow, click the mouse to select the cell, and then drag the table line to adjust the cell size.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

c) Double-click Table Line to Change Size

Move the mouse cursor to the right table line of the column to be adjusted. When the mouse cursor changes to a cross shape, double-click the left mouse button.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

Trick 3: AutoFit              

Word provides us with a method of automatically adjusting the table, including three adjustment methods: AutoFit Content, AutoFit Window, Fixed Column Width. What are their functions? The following will be introduced separately.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

a) AutoFit Content

This will automatically adjust the table size based on the text in the cell.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

b) AutoFit Window

Word will automatically adjust the size of the table according to the size of the current document page to make the table equal width to the page.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

c) Fixed Column Width

Fixed column width means that the width of the table is fixed and will not change due to the amount of text entered in the table.

As shown in the figure below, when the “fixed column width” function is applied to the table, the text entered in the cell will automatically wrap when the length exceeds the column width.

Tricks For Adjusting Tables In Microsoft Word

Hope this can be helpful to you.

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