Tables are great for presenting information in a scannable way. But things can go wrong fast when you’re trying to format a table manually, especially one with dozens of rows spanning multiple pages. Applying these three formatting techniques can save you a lot of grief:
Auto-fit rows and columns
To automatically make a group of columns or rows all the same width or height:
Keep rows intact
If you have a row at the bottom of a page and want all of its content to stay together rather than split across pages:
Set headers to repeat
A repeating header row reminds readers what each column contains, no matter what page they’re on. You can repeat your headers automatically by following these steps:
NOTE: These instructions are for the Mac version of Microsoft Word. In some versions of Word for Windows, the table formatting options are found in different places.