How to Get Columns of Equal Width in a Google Docs Table

When you first add a table to Google Docs, it’s possible that you will be happy with the number of columns, rows, and overall appearance of that table. But it’s just as likely that you won’t like something about the way it looks, and you end up formatting and customizing the appearance of the table until you are happy with it.

one of the formatting options you might make is to resize the columns based on the data each column contains. But after you have done this, you might decide that you would like the table better if each column was the same size. Rather than try and make this happen manually, you can take advantage of an option in Google Docs that will help you make all of your columns the same width.


How to Make Google Docs Table Columns the Same Width

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser. This guide assumes that you have a document that already contains a table, but that the columns in the table are not the same width. We will be using an option in Google Docs that can distribute the table width so that each column is the same size. If your document doesn’t already have a table, then you can read this guide on creating Google Docs tables to see how to add one in your document.

Step 1: Open the Google Docs file in your Google Drive that contains the table for which you would like to make all your columns the same width.


Step 2: Click somewhere inside one of the cells in the table.

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Step 3: Right-click inside the selected cell, then choose the Distribute columns option.

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Alternatively, after clicking inside one of the table cells, choose the Format option at the top of the window, select the Table option, then click the Distribute columns option on that menu.

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Would you prefer to have the data in your cells aligned at the bottom of middle of the cell? Find out how to change table cell vertical alignment in Google Docs and make your table look a little nicer. newsletter

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