Word 2010: How to Distribute Rows and Column Evenly

Presenting information in a document can be challenging enough, let alone making it appear polished and professional. Before I knew that this button existed, I would spend far too much time manually adjusting each individual column or row width to have them appear even.

  1. Select the whole table.
    Two new Table Tools tabs (Design and Layout) will appear in the Ribbon when the table is selected.
  2. Select the Layout tab.
  3. In the Cell Size group, you will see an icon for “Distribute Columns” below an icon for “Distribute Rows.”

Voila!

This even works for a select number of columns:

BEFORE:

AFTER:

-Kelly Marshall,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator,
Sector Learning Solutions

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