Adjusting column widths
If you want to control precisely the widths of columns in a table, first set the Layout Preference property in Page Setup to Fixed Width. The option to set a column’s width is not available if the layout type is Auto Expand Width.
How to set a column’s width
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On Column Properties, as shown in Figure 2-36, type the width value. The default unit is inches, but you can select cm, mm, picas, or points.
Figure 2-36  

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