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Old 03-11-2016, 05:15 AM
AndrewAfresh AndrewAfresh is offline Windows XP Office 2003
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Default How to resize a column without changing other columns' widths

When I resize a table column, it resizes the adjacent column so that the two columns take up the same width as they did before.

Is there a way to make it so that, when I move a table column border, all other columns remain the same size? I know this may mean the adjusted table may not fit on the page, but sometimes I want to increase or decrease the overall table width.

I tried going to:
Table tools layout / properties / table / options
and unticked "Automatically resize to fit contents" but it still behaves the same way.

Thank you
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:12 PM
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Before adjusting the column width, make sure the table's 'preferred width' option is not checked.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:59 PM
CraigC CraigC is offline Windows 10 Office 2010 64bit
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To resize a column without affecting other columns, move the gray column markers on the ruler instead of dragging cell edges. Works like a charm.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:55 AM
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Old post, but I just had the same issue with Office 365. Unchecking "preferred width" for the table did not work. Resizing the column using the drag handle on the top ruler worked perfectly. Thank you.
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