Resizing a Table
You can make a table larger or smaller by dragging one of its selection handles or
by using the Metrics inspector. You can also change the size of a table by resizing its
columns and rows.
Before resizing a table, you must select it, as “Selecting a Table” on page 182 describes.
Here are ways to resize a selected table:
Drag one of the square selection handles that appear when a table is selected. For inline
tables in a word processing document, only the active selection handles can be used.
Drag an active selection handle to
resize an inline or floating table.
To maintain a table’s proportions, hold down the Shift key as you drag to resize
To resize from the table’s center, hold down the Option key as you drag.
To resize a table in one direction, drag a side handle instead of a corner handle. For
inline tables, only the active selection handles can be used.
To resize by specifying exact dimensions, click Inspector in the toolbar, and then click
the Metrics button. In this pane, you can specify a new width and height, control the
angle of rotation, and change the table’s distance from the margins.
If a table spans more than one page, you must use the Metrics inspector to resize
To resize by adjusting the dimensions of rows and columns, see “
Resizing Table Rows
and Columns” on page 188.