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How to autofit column width of Ms Word Table

Ms Word table allows the user to resize column/table manually. However, it also has a build-in feature that can automatically adjusts column or table width in just few clicks.

Autofit columns width to fit the size of content

To auto-fit column width to fit the size of text or table contents automatically.

  1. Select the entire table
  2. Go to Layout > Autofit and select “Autofit Contents”

The above setting optimize column width to minimize size of table.

Autofit column width of the table in Ms Word
Autofit the columns to the table text

Autofit table width to fit to page width

To set table width to page width automatically:

  1. Select the entire table
  2. Go to Layout > Autofit and select “Autofit Window”
Autofit table width to match page width
Autofit table width to match page width

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