To quickly resize a row or column to a specific measurement, or to easily resize several rows or columns, use the Table Properties dialog box. This dialog box has tabs for formatting a table, a column, a row, and a cell.
With your insertion point in the first column or row that you want to resize, on the Table menu, click Table Properties. On the Column tab (Figure 1), select the Preferred width check box and then enter the width you want. In the Measure in box, select either your default unit of measurement (such as inches or millimeters) or Percent if you want the width to be a percentage of the entire table. Click Next Column or Previous Column to resize multiple columns of the same table without exiting the dialog box.
On the Row tab (Figure 2), select the Specify height check box and then enter the height you want. In the Row height is box, select Exactly if you want exactly that height, or At least if you want the height to grow taller if the content requires.
Note In the next lesson you'll learn about the option to use paragraph formatting to create vertical space in a row instead of setting row height.