"How to Create Table in Word 2007
That Has Specific Column Widths?"


Create table in Word 2007 is not difficult, no matter how many columns or rows. But getting your column widths "as you wish" can be challenging task.

For instance, what if you want a ten-column table with the first two columns a certain width, and the rest of the columns sharing the remaining horizontal space?

Here's an easy way to define that table setup. All you need to do is set the wider columns, and then use the Split Cells option to create the rest. Here's I show you an easy way to get the desired result:


To create table in Word 2007 with specific column widths

  • If you are new, read another tutorial on how to insert a table in Word 2007.
  • Create a one-row, three-column table. This one-row table should fill the whole width of your document, from margin to margin.

Word 2007 3 columns table

  • Use the mouse to adjust the width of the first two columns, making the column widths as wide as you need.
  • Place the insertion point in the third column of the table.

Word 2007 1 row table

  • From the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Merge group, click the Split Cells icon.

Word 2007 delete table

  • From the Split Cells dialog box displayed, in the Number of columns control box, specify that you want the cell split into 8 columns.
  • Click OK.


Your row is now just as you wanted. To create more rows just like it, select the row and then choose to insert additional rows above the selected row. After you insert the first row, just press F4 repeatedly until you have created the number of desired rows.


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