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Tip of the Week: Resizing Tables

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You can resize a table with the Type tool by dragging the right or bottom edge. But if you want to resize all the rows, hold down the Shift key while you drag the bottom edge.

To resize all the columns proportionally, Shift-drag the right edge.

Or, to resize the table rows and heights at the same time, just drag the lower-right corner of the table with the Type tool.


Note that resizing the table using these techniques does not scale the text in the table.

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4 Comments on “Tip of the Week: Resizing Tables

    • I found the answer. I had to check “Ajuster le pourcentage de mise à l’échelle” in the preference menu / General. (Sorry i’m working with a french version)

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