Resizing a Table
You can make a table larger or smaller by dragging one of its selection handles or
by using the Metrics inspector. You can also change the size of a table by resizing its
columns and rows.
Here are ways to resize a selected table:
Drag one of the square selection handles that appear when a table is selected.
To maintain the table's proportions, hold down the Shift key as you drag.
To resize from the table's center, hold down the Option key as you drag.
To resize a table in one direction, drag a side handle instead of a corner handle.
To resize by specifying exact dimensions, select a table or table cell, click Inspector
in the toolbar, and then click the Metrics inspector button. Specify a new width
and height in the Size fields. To maintain the table’s proportions, select “Constrain
proportions” before you change the width and height values.
Resizing Table Rows and Columns
The easiest way to resize rows and columns is to drag their borders. But you can also
select one or more cells and use menu commands to make their rows or columns the
same height or width.
If you want to specify exact dimensions for row height or column width, use the
If the cell content is too large for its cell, a clipping indicator appears as a plus sign (+)
inside a square in the lower-right corner of the cell. In the Table inspector, you can set
automatic cell resizing to fit the content.
Here are ways to resize individual rows or columns:
To resize a single row, drag the bottom border of the row up or down.
To resize one column, drag the a column border right or left.
Here are ways to equalize row heights or column widths:
To make all rows the same size, select the table and choose Format > Table >
Distribute Rows Evenly.
To make several rows the same size, select one or more cells in the rows and choose
Table > Distribute Rows Evenly. The rows don't have to be adjacent.
To make all columns the same size, choose Format > Table > Distribute Columns Evenly.
To make several columns the same size, select one or more cells in the columns and
choose Table > Distribute Columns Evenly. The columns don't have to be adjacent.
To specify dimensions for row height or column width:
Click Inspector in the toolbar and click the Table button.
In the Table inspector, click Table.
Specify values in the Column Width and Row Height fields.
To automatically resize table cells to fit their contents:
In the Table inspector, select “Automatically resize to fit content.”
All the table cells are resized to fit their content.