Defining cell margins can move text away from cell borders to make a table easier to read. For another way to separate cells in a table, you can define the cell spacing. The greater the cell spacing, the farther apart individual cells appear from one another, as shown in Figure 6-18.
Cell spacing can separate cells in a table.
To define cell spacing 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 (refer to Figure 6-16).
4. Select the Allow Spacing between Cells check 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 cells spaced apart.