Resizing tables, rows, and columns

You can resize an entire table or individual rows and columns. When you resize an entire table, all the cells in the table are resized proportionately.

To resize a table:

  1. In your draft, select the table you want to resize (see "Selecting table elements")
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To resize the table horizontally, drag the selection handle on the right.
    • To resize the table vertically, drag the selection handle on the bottom.
    • To resize in both dimensions, drag the selection handle at the lower right corner.

To resize a column's width, do one of the following in your draft:

  • Select the column, and then drag the right border of the column.
  • Select the column, and then click the Table button in the toolbar.

In the Table Column Properties dialog box, change the number in the Column width text box, and then select Pixels or Percent for the width. Alternatively, select Fit to contents to clear the set width and resize the columns to accommodate the content you add.

Note: If you select any column but the rightmost one, the width of the adjacent column also changes, and Contribute retains the original table width. If you select the rightmost column, the width of the entire table changes, and all the columns grow wider or narrower proportionately.

To resize a row's height, do one of the following in your draft:

  • Select the row, and then drag the lower border of the row.
  • Select the row, and then click the Table button in the toolbar.

In the Table Row Properties dialog box, change the number in the Row height text box. Alternatively, select Fit to contents to clear the set height and resize the rows to accommodate the content you add.