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Google Docs: Fixing Tables You Copied and Pasted

managing copy and paste into a google doc
Google Docs: Fixing Tables You Copied and Pasted

managing copy and paste into a google doc

Fixing Tables Pasted into a Google Doc

Sometimes when I copy and paste into a Google Doc the results are not exactly what I wanted. One possible reason the copy and paste did not go well is that the information was in a table and the column widths were smaller than originally displayed.

copy and paste a table into a google doc looks wonky. copy paste google docs
Copied flight information from email to a Google Doc.

Table Properties

To fix this, right-click on the column and choose “Table properties.”
right click on the column and choose table properties

Adjust Column Width

Adjust the column width to be larger or smaller depending on your needs. Type a new column width, in inches.
adjust the column width in the table properties

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