How do I change the row height in Word?

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How do I change the row height in Word?

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Question from azon

Im trying to make a template for a part-time (non technology related :() gig I have. I have to paste some photos from my digital camera into a table I have in a word document. I dont want the photo to go past the size of the cells in my table, and I have fixed the column width, so this never is a problem with landscape photos. When I insert a portrait photo (vertical orientation) it will expand the size of the cell vertically, and screw the whole thing up. I have searched all over for to be able to fix the row height, but cant find it. Am I missing something obvious, is it right in front of my nose? Or is this something that just doesnt exist chez Microsoft? If you know how to remedy this with a workaround, or have any answer that would help I would appreciate it.


I have to cut and paste 30-40 photos (2 to a page) every day, so Im trying to make this as fast as possible (paid by job not by the hour).


Answer from jabecker

Which version of Word are you using?


In Word 2000, and I think XP but not sure


From the Table menu, select Table Properties. Click on the Table tab, then the Options button. Uncheck Automatically resize to fit contents. Click OK.


Now click on the Row tab in Table Properties. Make sure that Specify Height is checked and the size in the middle box is the height you want your rows to be. In the drop-down box on the right, select Exactly. Click OK.


When you paste your pictures, they should now be resized automatically to fit your table cell and the size of your cells should remain constant.


If you have an earlier version of Word, its the same sort of idea, but the table properties are in a different place in the table menu. If you cant find it, post back and Ill check when I get to work on Monday.

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