Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Quickly Accessing the Column Tab.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 15, 2014)
There are many ways you can adjust column width and other table settings. For precise adjustment of column width, you might want to access the Table Properties dialog box. You can do this quickly in the following manner:
There is also an alternative way to access the same dialog box, and you may find it easier to use. You can follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Table Properties dialog box.
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