How to Maintain Table Size when Inserting Rows or Columns

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How to Maintain Table Size when Inserting Rows or Columns

You can insert rows and columns anywhere within a table. Simply click in a cell that is immediately above or below where you want to add a row. Or,

  1. Click in a cell to the right or left of where you want to add a column.
  2. Choose Table > Insert > Row or Table > Insert > Column.
  3. Check Maintain Geometry in the Table menu and you delete a column or row, existing columns or rows increase in size to fill the space of the deleted columns or rows.
  4. If Maintain Geometry is unchecked, the table becomes smaller as necessary.


To select rows or columns to delete, drag the arrow pointer over a table edge and then Shift+click the arrow pointer, or use the commands in the Select submenu of the Table menu (such as Odd Rows). Then, choose Table > Delete > Row or Table > Delete > Column.


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  • Topic #: 30026-1291
  • Date Created: 11/20/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 09/05/2016
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