Table Tools: Layout
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This toolbar is context sensitive, and becomes active after placing the text cursor in a document table.
The commands available in the Layout toolbar of the Table Tools category are divided into the following sections.
Allows you to select a cell, row, column or table.
Shows or hides table gridlines.
This command is useful when working with tables that contain invisible borders.
These lines are only displayed in the Design Surface; they do not appear in a published document.
Invokes the Table Properties dialog for the selected table.
This dialog allows you to adjust the size and alignment properties of the current table cell, row, column or table.
Rows & Columns
Deletes the specified cells or the currently selected row, column or table.
To delete a single table cell, the Delete Cells dialog is invoked that allows you to select the “shift” mode for replacing the deleted cell.
Inserts a new row above the selected row.
Inserts a new row below the selected row.
Inserts a new column to the left of the selected column.
Inserts a new column to the right of the selected column.
Merges selected cells.
The content of merged cells is converted to paragraphs of an output cell.
Splits the selected cell into a specified number of rows and columns.
The content of the source cell is placed in the top-left output cell.
Splits the table into two tables.
The selected row becomes the first row of the new table.
Sets the auto fit mode of the selected table.
The following auto fit modes are available:
Sets the text alignment for selected cells.
Invokes the Table Options dialog, allowing you to set the default cell margins for the selected table cells.