Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Squaring Table Cells.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 14, 2013)
Tables can be very handy for organizing information in a document. Word provides the tools you need to create, edit, and format tables. In formatting a table, you may wonder about the best way to "square" all the cells in the table so that they are the same height and width. The answer depends on which version of Word you are using.
Follow these general steps if you are using Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003:
Figure 1. The Column tab of the Table Properties dialog box.
Figure 2. The Row tab of the Table Properties dialog box.
If you are using Word 97, the steps are a bit different:
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