Tables: Change column size without changing table size?

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Tom R.
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Tables: Change column size without changing table size?

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Hi,

I've just been working with tables in NWP for the first time. I'm trying to resize the table's columns to fit their contents, but when I click and drag a column's border, it also changes the size of the table - making it impossible for me to get the results I want. Is there a way to change a column's size without also changing the table's size?

Thank you,

Tom

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Re: Tables: Change column size without changing table size?

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Dragging's not the way to do this. Open the Tool Drawer (shift -cmd-d) and click the Table group selection button (on top, third from the left ). On top right of the "Table Cells" palette are two square buttons marked with two-way horizontal arrows. The button with an "a" between the arrows will resize the columns to fit the table content but will keep the overall size constant. The one on the right will widen the table. width to fill the available space.

Steve
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phspaelti
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Re: Tables: Change column size without changing table size?

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Tom R. wrote:I'm trying to resize the table's columns to fit their contents, but when I click and drag a column's border, it also changes the size of the table - making it impossible for me to get the results I want. Is there a way to change a column's size without also changing the table's size?
See this thread http://www.nisus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5566.
ssampler wrote:The button with an "a" between the arrows will resize the columns to fit the table content but will keep the overall size constant.
That might be nice. But that button just causes the table to resize to the content, which may make the overall table much wider or much narrower, depending on the situation.
philip

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Re: Tables: Change column size without changing table size?

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Thanks for the correction, Phillip. Very nice macros!
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