Another way to modify the appearance of a table is to change the space that appears between items in a cell, known as the cell margin. Cell margins simply add blank space between text and cell borders. To define cell margins in a table, follow these steps:
1. Move the cursor inside any cell in the table you want to modify.
2. Click the Layout tab under the Table Tools tab.
3. Click the Cell Margins icon in the Alignment group.
The Table Options dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 6-16.
The Table Options
Dialog box lets you
Define the margins inside cells.
4. Click in the Top, Bottom, Left, or Right text box and type a value (or click the up/down arrows to increase or decrease the currently displayed value).
5. Click OK.
Word displays your table with text moved away from the borders, as shown in Figure 6-17.
Cell margins can make the text inside a
Table easier to read.