Right-Click on the Cells to Set the Cell Properties
Right-click on the selected cells and select Table Cell Properties
from the context menu, or go to the Table
menu and select Table Properties
The Table Properties
dialog box appears and has two tabs that are loaded with attributes that you can apply to the table. On the Table
tab of the dialog box, you can set the number of columns and rows, the width and height of the table, the border width of the table, and the spacing and padding of the cells, which enables you to add space around the edges of the tables. Padding adds space between the content and the edge of the cell, making more room around the edges of the table. Cell spacing makes the space between two cells wider.
tab of the dialog box has all the attributes you can assign to either individual cells or to groups of cells in columns or rows. You can modify your selection in the Selection
area, which makes it easy to select a whole column or row if you haven't done so before you opened the dialog box. In the Size
area, you can set the width and height of the selected cells.
The Content Alignment
area enables you to control where the content in your cells lines up. The Cell Style
drop-down box enables you to set the cell as a normal cell or a header cell (the difference between which is beyond the scope of this book). The Text Wrap
is a handy drop-down box that enables you to adjust content that won't wrap or continue to the next line. You can select cells and can set column headings that won't resize, no matter what the user does on his screen. Experiment and enjoy the control you will have over your page format.
Want more customizations? The background color lets you set a color for the cells that is either the color of the page background or some other color to enable you to set a row or column off.
The best way to figure out how to use Cell Padding and Cell Spacing is setting the padding to 10 or so. Now set the border width to 10 or 20. That is one change. Now set the spacing to 10 or so and the border width to 10 or 20. Observe the changes carefully .