Change the cell margins in a table

You can add cell (cell: A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.) "padding" (spacing between the boundary of the cell and the text inside the cell) by changing the cell margin.

ShowChange the margins of all cells

  1. Click the table (table: One or more rows of cells commonly used to display numbers and other items for quick reference and analysis. Items in a table are organized into rows and columns.).
  2. On the Table menu, click Table Properties, and then click the Table tab.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Under Default cell margins, enter the new values you want.

ShowChange the margins of a single cell

  1. Click the cell.
  2. On the Table menu, click Table Properties, and then click the Cell tab.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Clear the Same as the whole table check box, and then enter the new margin values.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003