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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Changing a Table's Structure or Formatting

As you begin to edit the contents of your table, you may find that you want to adjust its structure or formatting. This may include

  • Changing the column widths and row heights, perhaps to accommodate more or less information than you originally anticipated, or to adjust Word's automatic settings.

  • Adding or deleting rows or columns, again to accommodate more information (or less).

  • Merging two or more cells into one, perhaps to create complex table designs that are often used in forms.

  • Splitting one cell into two or more.

  • Changing the appearance of individual cells or the entire table.

When you create a table, it takes on the character and paragraph formatting of the paragraph preceding it. In other words, ...

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