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Microsoft Publisher 2003 - Adjusting heighth of table row height

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I need to go back and resize various table row heighths. I see in the text box and table properties that I can change the overall size of the table, but I do not see anywhere where I can say "Make table rows *this* high".

I have a feeling it is not possible in (2003) Publisher.  

I see where I can change leading, but not the actual space between the lines in a table.

Any comments and/or suggestions?

Thanks

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aflockhart earned 2000 total points
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Do you need to do it through a command ?

If not, you can do it by dragging the gridlines in the table to a new position.

Surprised theres not an obvious command but will keep looking ...
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by:Rowby Goren
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I found this "solution" thorugh a google search. It works but can be very tedious if you have a big publication.

Here's the snipp[et:

Yes, there is but a little convoluted.

This is a tad dependent on version of Publisher, so if it does not work for
you post back with the version of Publisher you are using which you should
have told us in the first place.

Make the Table and then select the whole Table so it is highlighted.
Then go to menu Table and make sure 'Grow to Fit Text' is selected.
Then change the Font size to the size/height of the rows you want.
Then go to menu Table and DE-select the 'Grow to Fit Text'
Now change the font size to what you want to use and the Table with stay the
same physical size.

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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks,

And for anyone else trying to find the solution, also consider:



Here's the snipp[et:

Yes, there is but a little convoluted.

This is a tad dependent on version of Publisher, so if it does not work for
you post back with the version of Publisher you are using which you should
have told us in the first place.

Make the Table and then select the whole Table so it is highlighted.
Then go to menu Table and make sure 'Grow to Fit Text' is selected.
Then change the Font size to the size/height of the rows you want.
Then go to menu Table and DE-select the 'Grow to Fit Text'
Now change the font size to what you want to use and the Table with stay the
same physical size.
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by:lasnell
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If you are still having trouble reducing your row height by any of the methods mentioned here, you might try going to the Table Format command (right click highlighted table)*, then click Cell Properties tab to see if your top and/or bottom margins** have been reset (default on mine is 0.04") to something that keeps the row height propped up in spite of all your #$@!#@ attempts to shrink it.

For example, if someone previously set both the top and bottom cell margins at 0.15" then I'll have real trouble reducing the row height until I knock the cell margins back down.

*  In my version of Publisher (2002 Deluxe), Table Format does not come up under the Table menu list. But I can get to it by: 1) right clicking on the highlighted table, or 2) at the very bottom of the Format menu, but it shows on Format menu ONLY when the table is highlighted beforehand.

** Cell margin readings for entire table highlighted may show a-okay, but readings for just one cell or string of cells may read differently. For example, in table I was just in, 0.1" top and bottom cell margins ON JUST ONE column propped the table up all the way across the page. Had to poke around highlighting different segments of table to learn that.
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Thanks for the detailed info, Isanell I will add it to my notes for Publisher.

Rowby
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