How to change cell padding in Word 2010 tables

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by Rae, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Rae

    Rae Guest

    first of all, let me vent: I HATE WORD 2010.

    There is no built in help menu, there is not even an about menu to see
    what version you have.

    Working with tables is now horrible! I cannot figure out, after an
    hour of working with them, how to change the padding in my table
    cells.

    HELP someone!

    Thanks
     
    Rae, Aug 3, 2011
    #1
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  2. That setting is still in Table Properties (Table | Options or Cell |
    Options, depending on whether you want to change the margins for the entire
    table or specific cells). Table Properties should be on the context menu
    when you right-click in any cell, or you can click Properties in the Table
    group on the contextual Table Tools | Layout tab.

    As for how to get version information, see
    http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/management/what-version-of-word-do-i-have.html.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Rae" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > first of all, let me vent: I HATE WORD 2010.
    >
    > There is no built in help menu, there is not even an about menu to see
    > what version you have.
    >
    > Working with tables is now horrible! I cannot figure out, after an
    > hour of working with them, how to change the padding in my table
    > cells.
    >
    > HELP someone!
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Aug 3, 2011
    #2
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  3. Rae

    Rae Guest

    On Aug 3, 5:35 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote:
    > That setting is still in Table Properties (Table | Options or Cell |
    > Options, depending on whether you want to change the margins for the entire
    > table or specific cells). Table Properties should be on the context menu
    > when you right-click in any cell, or you can click Properties in the Table
    > group on the contextual Table Tools | Layout tab.
    >
    > As for how to get version information, seehttp://www.shaunakelly.com/word/management/what-version-of-word-do-i-....
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "Rae" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > first of all, let me vent: I HATE WORD 2010.

    >
    > > There is no built in help menu, there is not even an about menu to see
    > > what version you have.

    >
    > > Working with tables is now horrible! I cannot figure out, after an
    > > hour of working with them, how to change the padding in my table
    > > cells.

    >
    > > HELP someone!

    >
    > > Thanks


    I just saw this today. Thank you. I finally found it. Its a little
    quirky tho. It used to work better with the cell padding setting. It
    was easier. You could quickly adjust margins in only one cell if you
    wanted with right clicking on it and changing the "padding".
    With this new version, even after you go to the options, choosing to
    change just one cell, it changes every cell in that row to those
    options. Even when you uncheck the box to apply to entire table. There
    does not appear to be a way to change only a single cell without
    affecting entire row.
     
    Rae, Sep 1, 2011
    #3
  4. I'm not seeing that here. I can change the settings for individual cells
    without affecting an entire row. But you do have to be careful not to have
    the row selected; just right-click in a specific cell and choose Table
    Properties.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Rae" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Aug 3, 5:35 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote:
    > That setting is still in Table Properties (Table | Options or Cell |
    > Options, depending on whether you want to change the margins for the
    > entire
    > table or specific cells). Table Properties should be on the context menu
    > when you right-click in any cell, or you can click Properties in the Table
    > group on the contextual Table Tools | Layout tab.
    >
    > As for how to get version information,
    > seehttp://www.shaunakelly.com/word/management/what-version-of-word-do-i-....
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "Rae" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > first of all, let me vent: I HATE WORD 2010.

    >
    > > There is no built in help menu, there is not even an about menu to see
    > > what version you have.

    >
    > > Working with tables is now horrible! I cannot figure out, after an
    > > hour of working with them, how to change the padding in my table
    > > cells.

    >
    > > HELP someone!

    >
    > > Thanks


    I just saw this today. Thank you. I finally found it. Its a little
    quirky tho. It used to work better with the cell padding setting. It
    was easier. You could quickly adjust margins in only one cell if you
    wanted with right clicking on it and changing the "padding".
    With this new version, even after you go to the options, choosing to
    change just one cell, it changes every cell in that row to those
    options. Even when you uncheck the box to apply to entire table. There
    does not appear to be a way to change only a single cell without
    affecting entire row.
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Sep 1, 2011
    #4
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