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.

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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:

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You can specify the behavior for the arrow keys by choosing - LibreOffice Writer - Table, and selecting the options that you want in the Keyboard handling area.


To Change the Width of a Cell

Hold down , and then press the left or the right arrow key

Changing the Height of a Row

To delete a row, place the cursor in a table cell, press +Delete, and then press the up or down arrow key.

Resizing a Whole Table

To change the width and height of a table, do one of the following:

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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 +A twice to select the whole table, then choose Insert - Frame.


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Tables within HTML pages do not offer the full range of properties and commands as tables in OpenDocument format.


Modifying Rows and Columns by Keyboard

Merging and Splitting Cells

Using Rulers

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