AutoFit Table Contents, Window and Columns in Word -22’s Top

AutoFit Table Contents, Window, Fixed Column Width, and Resize a table, Row, or Column is also known as autofit behaviour. It is based upon the content, window, or size. These are described step-by-step below. 

AutoFit Table Contents in MS-Word (Autofit Behavior):

If the content in the column of a table is less than the width of the column, it is not as professional as it looks. So, resizing the column width of a table according to the content width is called the AutoFit Contents.  To do so, follow the steps below:

  • After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, a new table tools design and layout tabs open
  • After that, select the table (if it is not in the selection)
  • On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
  • Then select the “AutoFit Contents”
selecting Autofit Contents
Selecting Autofit Contents
  • Now the column width fits according to the content size (table width = text width) as in the picture below.
Autofit Contents to the table
Autofit Contents to the table

AutoFit Window of a Table in MS-Word (Autofit Behavior):

An autofit window means the table is fully fit from the left margin to the right margin in the document.

  • After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, shrink the width of a table as in the screenshot below.
  • After that, select the table (if it is not in the selection)
  • On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
  • Then select the “AutoFit Window” 
Autofit Window
Autofit Window
  • Now the table fits in the document by expanding its size as in the screenshot below.
Autofit table to the Window
Autofit table to the Window

Fixed Column Width of a Table in MS-Word (Autofit Behavior):

Fixing the width of the column of a table in the exact size you want is called Fixed Column Width.

  • After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, Adjust or change the column width that you want to fix.
  • After that, you should select the table (if it is not in the selection)
  • On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
  • Then select the “Fixed Column Width”
Resize the table width you want and select fixed column width
Resize the table width you want and select the fixed column width
  • Now if you type a long text in fixed column width, its width doesn’t change, additional words are aligned below as in the picture below.
Type something the text you want in the fixed column width of a table
Type the text you want in the fixed column width of a table

AutoFit Behavior (Resize a table, row or column) is a great way to change the look of your table with content in the document.

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How to Autofit Table Contents in MS Word?

1. After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, a new table tools design and layout tabs open
2. After that, you should select the table (if it is not in the selection)
3. On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
4. Then select the “AutoFit Contents”
5. Now the column width fits according to the content size.

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How to Autofit Windows of a Table in MS Word?

1. After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, a new table tools design and layout tabs open
2. After that, you should select the table (if it is not in the selection)
3. On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
4. Then select the “AutoFit Window” 
5. Now the table fits in the document by expanding its size.

How to Fix the Column Width of a Table in Word?

1. After inserting the table with enough rows and columns, a new table tools design and layout tabs open
2. Change the column width that you want to fix.
3. After that, you should select the table (if it is not in the selection)
4. On the Layout tab, in the Cell Size group, click on the drop-down arrow of the AutoFit 
5. Then select the “Fixed Column Width”
6. Now the width of the column has been fixed as you want.