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 +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 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:

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To delete the contents of a table, click in the table, press +A until all cells are selected, and then press Delete or Backspace.


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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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