Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Putting Tables within Margins.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 2, 2019)
Need to know a quick way to make sure a too-wide table fits within the margins of your page? Here's a really easy method:
The result is that each of the column widths of the table is set evenly, with the entire table fitting from margin to margin.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11646) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Putting Tables within Margins.
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