Resizing Rows and Columns in a Text Table
You can resize the width of table cells and columns, as well as change the height of table rows.
|You can also distribute rows and columns evenly using the icons on the Optimize Size toolbar on the Table Bar.|
Changing the Width of Columns and Cells
To Change the Width of a Column
Do one of the following:
- Rest the mouse pointer over the column dividing line until the pointer becomes a separator icon, and then drag the line to a new location.
- Rest the mouse pointer over the column dividing line on the ruler until the pointer becomes a separator icon, and then drag the line to a new location.
- Hold down Ctrl and then click and drag a line to scale all cells right or above the line proportionally.
- Place the cursor in a cell in the column, hold down the Alt key, and then press the left or the right arrow key.
- To increase the distance from the left edge of the page to the edge of the table, hold down Alt+Shift, and then press the right arrow key.
|You can specify the behavior for the arrow keys by choosing Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - Table', and selecting the options that you want in the Keyboard handling area.|
To Change the Width of a Cell
Hold down Alt+Ctrl, and then press the left or the right arrow key== Changing the Height of a Row ==
To change the height of a row, place the cursor in a cell in the row, hold down the Alt key, and then press the up or the down arrow key.== Resizing a Whole Table ==
To change the width and height of a table, do one of the following:
- Click inside the table. In the rulers, drag the border between the white and the gray area to resize the table.
- Click inside the table. Choose Table - Properties to open a dialog and set the properties to the numbers.
|To wrap text to the sides of a table, and to arrange two tables next to another, you must insert the tables into a frame. Click inside the table, press Ctrl+A twice to select the whole table, then choose Insert - Frame.|
|Tables within HTML pages do not offer the full range of properties and commands as tables in OpenDocument format.|